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Safety Not Guaranteed

  14A HD Closed Captioning

Colin Trevorrow

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Plot Summary

When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 137
  • Fresh: 124
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Safety Not Guaranteed" is most vibrant and vital at its edges, in the way that the characters interact with each other while waiting for something to happen. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Jun 15, 2012

Fresh: Neatly, the script embarks on one journey while dangling the possibility of another: the prospect of taking a sudden leap from comic reality into the realm of pure imagination. – Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, Jun 15, 2012

Fresh: If you like your science-fiction lo-fi, and your coming of age parables with a handy technological metaphor at their core, Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed is the movie you've been waiting for. – Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, Jan 13, 2013

Fresh: Few films so gloriously live up to their potential. – Jessica Lambert, Little White Lies, Dec 26, 2012

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Customer Reviews


A wonderful story of four rather lost souls trying to find a way to connect with themselves and the world around them. Very well acted and uniquely told. You will get involved with these characters and despite them being just a little crazy, you want them to win. Well worth watching if you enjoy something original.

Movie of the year

I swear the acting is impeccable and the story is heart wrenching.

Storytelling at its best...

Something most movies lack these days. You have no idea where this simple story will take you till the end, and the journey is sweet, fun and very fulfilling. Not only that, the acting is pitch perfect, especially by Aubrey Plaza. The 'special effect' in the movie is miniscule compared to what the Avengers bombards you with... but this one made my heart soar. Loved the movie, and highly recommend it.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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