Skip to main content


Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 29 )
  • NA
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I hate Safe Haven. It's a terrible thing to do to your Valentine. show more

  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It's Valentine's Day! Unrealistic romantic expectations are in the air! And Safe Haven does the unrealistic romance thing pretty well. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The picture-postcard location of Southport, N.C., is the film's strong suit. show more

  • 50
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    Not one of Sparks' best flicks (The Notebook is quite good) Safe Haven is marred by film cliches. It has an alarming number of throwaway montage sequences. show more

  • 40
    New York Daily News

    Duhamel is goofy and harmless, but unlike Ryan Gosling in “Notebook,” adds no texture or subtlety. Hough (“Footloose”), while photogenic, is similarly bland. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    A thriller element that has not been present in earlier Sparks movies is designed to draw reluctant male viewers to see the picture, but they won’t respond with the same enthusiasm as his core audience of woozy romantics. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A sentimental romantic thriller. But it’s a well-made sentimental romantic thriller, and that makes all the difference. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    I like Duhamel, and in her first straight-up dramatic role Hough does well enough, though her singing and/dancing career thus far has trained her to oversell, as opposed to sell, as opposed to act naturally. show more

  • 50
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Adapting the author’s cornball formula for a second time around is once-ambitious director Lasse Hallström (“Dear John”), who delivers a cinematic valentine you’ll be reasonably content to watch on a flight in a year or so. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Reading a Sparks novel allows one's imagination to enter the equation. Watching one of his stories adapted on screen has exactly the opposite effect: it neuters the imagination. This is soap opera, pure and simple. show more

  • July 12, 2013 jpluvs2play
    Report This User

    WOW! Amazing movie...I don\'t care what the critic say...I enjoyed and loved watching it..Boom!

  • May 23, 2013 ek00000000150553
    Report This User

    Really good movie.. ik liked it verry much! :D

  • May 18, 2013 xf00000000149939
    Report This User

    i liked this movie it was very good i think this and the notebook are the best chick flicks ever

  • May 16, 2013 Pat
    Report This User

    Perfect movie, loved every minute of it.

  • April 30, 2013 Southern17189927
    Report This User

    My wife and I both enjoyed this movie

  • April 11, 2013 HAVE A NICE DAY
    Report This User

    Watching Juliianne Hough's acting is like hearing nails scratching on a chalkboard, painful! Also, Josh Duhamel is no great actor either. This movie was such a snoozer.

  • March 28, 2013 NICLAS FAMILY
    Report This User

    Excellent movie and a very good twist ending. Love Josh Duhamel and Juiianne Hough!

  • March 16, 2013 wo00000000141328
    Report This User

    Great movie. Proves you don\'t need explicit sex , foul language or extreme gory violence to deliver outstanding entertainment.

  • March 12, 2013 penwellrob
    Report This User

    A terriffic movie, with great acting, beautiful Southport scenery, and a surprise happy and tearful ending. I\'ll see it again.

  • March 05, 2013 gricha6830
    Report This User

    The best story played out on screen I\'ve see in years. Loved this movie. I\'ll see it again. Terrific.


similar movies

  • Remember Me (2010)

  • A Little Bit of Heaven (2009)

  • The Vow (2012)

  • Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

  • The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings