100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Safety Not Guaranteed not only has dialogue that's about something, but characters who have some depth and dimension.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Aubrey Plaza proves she can carry a film with this multiplex-friendly comedy about time travel.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Delightful proof that money and fame have nothing on ingenuity and wit, Safety Not Guaranteed is worth a million meaningless blockbusters.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly keep the film humming with funny and touching surprises. And Plaza is a flat-out enchantress.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's about time: Aubrey Plaza gets her own movie!
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Safety Not Guaranteed is a fable of ''redemption,'' and it's too tidy by half, but it is also very sweetly told.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The final scenes deliver a payoff worthy of the film's scrappy optimism, but that may not be the reason you walk out of the theater on a cloud. It's the sight of a character coming rapturously into her own at the same time as the actress playing her.
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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.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.