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The Safety of Objects Reviews

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March 7, 2003
The Safety of Objects is like a hike through the swamp of despond, with ennui sticking to our shoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2003
Not a complete waste of time, but it doesn't make us feel the way better dramas do, and, in the end, it lacks the qualities that would make it memorable or powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 9, 2003
Its failed bid for originality takes the form of an unreasonably high quirkiness quotient.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 10, 2003
While some plot threads may have looked less silly on the page than they do on the screen. The decent cast sleepwalks through the tangled stories and Troche's monotonous pacing without making much of an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 13, 2003
The film skips back and forth between several short stories (originally written by A.M. Homes) that are more driven by atmosphere than plot. Yet Troche somehow fails to give them much of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2003
Sometimes repellent and always patronizing, The Safety of Objects blunders through several stories that fit together as well as pieces from a dozen different jigsaw puzzles.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
February 8, 2003
The characters are unusual enough, the dialogue sharp enough, and the acting good enough that it is relatively pleasant watching these lives for a couple hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 7, 2003
The scheme and scope of the movie are just too darned obvious.
March 7, 2003
The Safety of Objects doesn't expose nearly enough of the pre-traumatic to make before distinguishable from after. So the film leaves you dissatisfied, as though you'd just spent two hours with a menagerie of plastic white people.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2003
Conceptually, it's a good try. But even with a fine cast working near peak proficiency, The Safety of Objects gets all tangled up by its own aspirations and, ultimately, trips into a quicksand of bathos.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 7, 2003
A noble attempt that doesn't hang together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 14, 2003
Troche ... seems to be tuned into Homes' writing, but without really knowing how to translate it to a cinematic narrative.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2003
Happiness is a Magnolia Ice Storm of American Beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 15, 2012
mechanical film school exercise
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 20, 2003
One compelling story intertwined gracelessly with countless others ranging from mediocre to unspeakably idiotic.
| Original Score: C
July 8, 2003
Simply put, there's too much going on, and too many fragile, damaged characters to fret appropriately over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2003
In boldly departing from the safety of a strong, unifying plot, Troche makes virtual objects of her characters by showing us plenty that intrigues and not enough that enlightens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2003
Suffers from a case of too many dramas, too little time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2003
Enough to give any audience near-terminal suburban angst exhaustion.
March 6, 2003
A film about people who feel too much for people who don't think too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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