The Safety of Objects Reviews

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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.
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.
March 27, 2003
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.
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.
March 13, 2003
A deftly made and poignant character study that deals with life's heartaches and its tender mercies.
March 13, 2003
Much of the film improves as it goes, with the help of veterans Close and Clarkson.
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.
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.
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.
March 8, 2003
Troche has cast the film deftly and given it some intriguing flourishes.
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