• Released
  • February 14, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 55 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 5,043 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A woman with a dark secret falls in love with a widowed father.

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Critic Ratings

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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A sentimental romantic thriller. But it’s a well-made sentimental romantic thriller, and that makes all the difference.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
A thriller element that has not been present in earlier Sparks movies is designed to draw reluctant male viewers to see the picture, but...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's Valentine's Day! Unrealistic romantic expectations are in the air! And Safe Haven does the unrealistic romance thing pretty well.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
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...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The picture-postcard location of Southport, N.C., is the film's strong suit.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I like Duhamel, and in her first straight-up dramatic role Hough does well enough, though her singing and/dancing career thus far has...
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Adapting the author’s cornball formula for a second time around is once-ambitious director Lasse Hallström (“Dear John”), who delivers a...
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40

New York Daily News

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Duhamel is goofy and harmless, but unlike Ryan Gosling in “Notebook,” adds no texture or subtlety. Hough (“Footloose”), while photogenic, is...
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38

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
A movie that passably ambles along in generic-melodrama mode before finally insulting audience intelligence one time too many.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I hate Safe Haven. It's a terrible thing to do to your Valentine.
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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Predictable romantic drama deals with pretty heavy themes.
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