The Safety of Objects Reviews

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December 30, 2006
August 5, 2003
Troche has created a truly moving film, upsetting and uplifting in equal measure.
July 8, 2003
Simply put, there's too much going on, and too many fragile, damaged characters to fret appropriately over.
June 6, 2003
A richly compelling movie that is as hard to forget as it is difficult to warm up to.
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.
March 16, 2003
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.
March 14, 2003
Troche ... seems to be tuned into Homes' writing, but without really knowing how to translate it to a cinematic narrative.
March 13, 2003
A deftly made and poignant character study that deals with life's heartaches and its tender mercies.
March 13, 2003
Happiness is a Magnolia Ice Storm of American Beauty.
March 13, 2003
Much of the film improves as it goes, with the help of veterans Close and Clarkson.
March 13, 2003
It pretends to be a meaningful slice of Americana, but only succeeds in serving masses of tedium while driving its heavy foot down its own throat.
March 13, 2003
I had a hard time keeping track of the members of each family from one jagged scene to the next, especially since no one says or does anything particularly interesting.
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 9, 2003
Its failed bid for originality takes the form of an unreasonably high quirkiness quotient.
March 7, 2003
A wistful, beautifully acted ensemble drama.
March 7, 2003
A noble attempt that doesn't hang together.
March 7, 2003
It is as provocative as it is touching.
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