Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Romance suspenser based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). Stars Julianne Hough (Rock of Ages) and Josh Duhamel (New Years Eve), from the Oscar-nominated director of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and The Cider House Rules.

Mysterious Katie (Hough) is on the run, heading for Atlanta, but never gets there. Landing in small town Southport, North Carolina, she begins to put down roots and starts a relationship with Alex (Duhamel), a widower with two kids, who runs the general store on the wharf. But as a wanted for murder police alert is issued with her image, the secrets of her past start to catch up with her.

2013Rating: M, for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality115 minsUSA
DramaRomance
Director:
Lasse Hallström ('Salmon Fishing in the Yemen', 'The Cider House Rules', 'Dear John', 'Chocolat')
Writer:
Leslie BohemDana Stevens
Cast:
Julianne HoughJosh DuhamelCobie SmuldersDavid Lyons

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Safe Haven / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Safe Haven offers an unsurprising but not unsatisfying tour through recognizable Sparkville terrain.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

While none of the elements of this Valentine Day release chick-flick are remarkable in themselves, in the gifted hands of director Lasse Hallström, there is definitely magic at work.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The climactic inferno, which explodes whatever credibility the movie built up, is immediately followed by a cheap, out-of-the-blue supernatural twist.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Long on beauty shots, short on depth and seriously intent on tugging your heartstrings.

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Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Either the filmmakers were out of their minds, or they must think we're out of our minds to buy into this schmaltz.

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