The Safety of Objects Reviews

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February 15, 2012
mechanical film school exercise
July 17, 2008
Though well-acted, Troche's third film, an adaptation of short stories, is a minor addition of a fractured, ensemble narrative to the overly populated genre of suburban malaise and anomie in the wake of the success of Mendes' Oscar-winner American Beauty
December 30, 2006
October 19, 2004
Four neighboring families, seven stories, one secret - one great movie.
August 5, 2003
Troche has created a truly moving film, upsetting and uplifting in equal measure.
August 1, 2003
...there's a lot worth recommending about the film.
July 8, 2003
Simply put, there's too much going on, and too many fragile, damaged characters to fret appropriately over.
June 23, 2003
June 6, 2003
A richly compelling movie that is as hard to forget as it is difficult to warm up to.
June 6, 2003
The time required to introduce more than a dozen major characters eats into the two-hour film, leaving precious few minutes for development.
June 6, 2003
A fairly deft sewing job of short stories by A.M. Homes.
June 6, 2003
It's a movie located in an interesting place, but without quite enough self-confidence really to inhabit it.
April 10, 2003
The sheer number and variety of miseries on view suggest a kind of wallowing.
April 3, 2003
The effectiveness of The Safety of Objects and all such 'burb-angst weepies comes down to how far viewers will go toward feeling empathetic, or even sympathetic, rather than resentful toward such self-absorbed and self-loathing characters.
March 27, 2003
March 20, 2003
One compelling story intertwined gracelessly with countless others ranging from mediocre to unspeakably idiotic.
March 19, 2003
Great for dissecting the American dream, but for pure movie entertainment, look somewhere else
March 16, 2003
March 14, 2003
It offers a meaningful lesson in putting people first -- ones that surround us, shelter us emotionally, and sometimes come to define us.
March 14, 2003
A graceful example of what movies can do so much better than other art forms: explore the nuances of human behavior.
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