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The Safety of Objects Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2004
Four neighboring families, seven stories, one secret - one great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jamie Russell
August 5, 2003
Troche has created a truly moving film, upsetting and uplifting in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...there's a lot worth recommending about the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Sunday Times (Australia)
June 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 6, 2003
A richly compelling movie that is as hard to forget as it is difficult to warm up to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
June 6, 2003
A fairly deft sewing job of short stories by A.M. Homes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Orndorf
March 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 14, 2003
A graceful example of what movies can do so much better than other art forms: explore the nuances of human behavior.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
March 14, 2003
After a slow start in which the complexities of person and plot take an age to get established, the film catches real emotional fire in some most unexpected places.
March 14, 2003
Each one of these characters experiences an incredibly healing moment and you want to celebrate with them, laugh with them, cry with them - they moved me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 13, 2003
A deftly made and poignant character study that deals with life's heartaches and its tender mercies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
March 13, 2003
Much of the film improves as it goes, with the help of veterans Close and Clarkson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Eddie Cockrell
March 11, 2003
[Troche has] made a quantum leap in the depth and confidence of her direction, coaxing career-best perfs from everyone involved while fleshing out each storyline to maximum impact.
Top Critic
David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
March 10, 2003
With a long running time that no amount of nonlinear construction can successfully quicken, Safety does have sequences and whole story lines that are fresh and thoughtfully entertaining.
Dustin Putman
March 8, 2003
The first truly great motion picture of 2003...seamlessly interweav[ing] its complicated characters and their even more complicated lives into a wholly original and vibrant tapestry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
March 8, 2003
Troche has cast the film deftly and given it some intriguing flourishes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 7, 2003
A wistful, beautifully acted ensemble drama.
| Original Score: 3/4
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