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Safety Not Guaranteed Reviews

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Philip Concannon
The Skinny
December 20, 2012
With another rewrite and some more focused direction, Trevorrow could have exploited the potential in his story and provided a worthy platform for Plaza, whose deadpan lead performance is excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
December 27, 2012
The problem is that your safety is guaranteed - everyone is too likeable for there to be any sense of danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
June 5, 2012
Cocooned in so-hip-it-hurts smugness, these faux-fairy tales perpetuate the sophomoric notion that deadpan quirk and snark are just cover for all that's really warm and cuddly and true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
June 9, 2012
A tame indie with sci-fi leanings that nearly gets by on Aubrey Plaza's unique charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
June 14, 2012
One central recasting and brutal editorial session away from being a lovely little short film, where its mystery and sentiment is more easily controlled and considered.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 27, 2012
The independent sector of American cinema, you would think, would do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
December 27, 2012
his time-travel romcom wastes lead Aubrey Plaza and dithers until its geek-pandering finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
What garbage cinematography! I'd gladly donate $10 to buy them an [expletive] tripod.
Vadim Rizov
Boxoffice Magazine
June 4, 2012
The film sadly turns cloying and queasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
June 22, 2012
"Safety" can't sustain its own offbeat energy. By the end, even Aubrey Plaza would roll her eyes at it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Josh Larsen
June 11, 2012
...aspires mostly to nonchalance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 5, 2012
Alas, a sophisticated trajectory is cut short for an outcome that's cringingly earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
June 8, 2012
Make no mistake -- Plaza is a real talent. Talented enough to deserve better material than Safety Not Guaranteed.
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 20, 2012
It may not make you walk out, but it certainly left me unsatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
Plaza and Duplass do great, believable work, and it's a debut that both writer (Connolly) and director (Trevorrow) can proudly hang their hats on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2013
It's just about everything you'd want in a summer movie, combining elements of romance, science fiction and comedy juiced with an element of frat-boy attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Meredith Borders
April 3, 2013
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED sticks the landing.
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 3, 2013
Time travel and unexpected love combine for one of the best films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
This hugely enjoyable comedy shows that you don't need massive budgets or stars for success: likeable characters and smart ideas are more than enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Safety Not Guaranteed is an excellent comedy, one with tons of heart, great characters, and tremendous performances from Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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