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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly keep the film humming with funny and touching surprises. And Plaza is a flat-out enchantress. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's brisk and assured and never begs the audience's indulgence. No time is wasted. The movie is, at every moment, either funny or pushing the story forward, or both. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's equally endearing as a sweetly funny romance between two likable oddballs and as a low-tech time-travel thriller, and has something profound to say about making the most of the present. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's about time: Aubrey Plaza gets her own movie! show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Delightful proof that money and fame have nothing on ingenuity and wit, Safety Not Guaranteed is worth a million meaningless blockbusters. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Aubrey Plaza proves she can carry a film with this multiplex-friendly comedy about time travel. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    Safety Not Guaranteed is permeated with that aura of unfocused melancholy common to so many indies these days -- what are we all so damn sad about? -- but by tying it back to characters that don't seem popped from any too-familiar mold, the film allows its sense of regret, its alarm at time passing, to feel earned. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Safety Not Guaranteed not only has dialogue that's about something, but characters who have some depth and dimension. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    You may buy the ending or not. The filmmakers certainly do, which helps. And the film is modest but skillful and heartfelt, spiced just so by Plaza and company. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The main flaw is that, as an actor, Duplass isn't able to make the audience love him. Picture "Bottle Rocket"-era Owen Wilson in the role, and you've got something special. show more

  • September 08, 2013 shesomeoneso
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    Based on a satirical ad, the premise of the movie intrigued me. I found the movie, however, to be pretentious, with a dull and unlikable main character. I don\'t feel it\'s current score is justified. The idea was good, but the execution was shaky.

  • January 10, 2013 dt00000000134847
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    Finally a movie I really enjoyed, it\'s got everything going for it. A Interesting story with likeable characters that one could relate to and believe. ( Isn’t that what writing is all about ?) There is, the introvert, the inconsiderate *******, the geek, then there is the main character that you are never quite sure of till the end. It\'s the trendy and hip with a sci-fi twist with great writing and script, cute characters, cute song and not bad special effects. 4 stars for interesting script and doing such a great job with such a low budget. Great job

  • January 04, 2013 sm00000000134753
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    The review score says it right. Super good movie. Movie Night worthy.

  • November 06, 2012 excelelevator1
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    Pick me.

  • August 01, 2012 Eddie
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    I wanted to find something likable or endearing about the main character, but just couldn\'t. It would have made a huge difference considering all of the other characters had color and an interest factor. The plot was amusing, the concept, different, but when the main character has no likability factor, no one can make up for it.

  • July 29, 2012 dh00000000126940
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    I saw it 2 weeks ago and I am still enjoying thinking about it. A very memorable and wonderful movie! Loved it!

  • July 26, 2012 leensv
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    THERE WERE 5 OF US (SRS.) WHO WENT TO SEE THIS FILM. WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS STUPID, BORING AND SENSELESS.

  • July 22, 2012 kkehau
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    Awesome little film

  • July 21, 2012 robynwright929
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    Fun! Fun! Fun! I loved this movie! Kept me entertained for the duration. :o)

  • June 23, 2012 mikesmutt
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    very enjoyable movie with quirky but real life characters---a little slow at times but the finale makes it all worthwhile

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