‘Rolling Stone’ rips ‘Safe Haven’

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Submitted: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 1:31pm
Updated: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 1:38pm

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Folks in Southport may love “Safe Haven,” but the latest big-screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book has drawn the ire of “Rolling Stone” movie reviewer Peter Travers.

In a video review on the entertainment magazine’s website, Travers rips apart “Safe Haven” and Hollywood for trying to cash in on Valentine’s Day.

Travers calls the movie set in Southport and shot in and around the Brunswick County city last summer “a torture to sit through.”

“This is so Hollywood-fake that you can’t believe it!” Travers says.


  • Peggy says:

    Mr. Travers can say and write what ever he chooses to, but I have enjoyed reading all of Spark’s books. I enjoyed the last movie and will most Likley enjoy this one. I am happy that a beautiful place like Southport was chosen for the location.

  • Vog46 says:

    I went. It was just “OK”. Aside from recognizing the scenery I found no outstanding attributes to this movie. I probably should have waited to rent it as “going to the movies” is far more expensive than it should be.

    It seems that Die Hard CCXVIII or whatever version that movie is in this tired old genre beat Safe Haven over the entire weekend.
    My guess is that Safe Haven will kinda fade out as a nationwide movie phenomena and be relegated to that group of movies that holds interest for the locals here but nowhere else. I hope I am wrong.


  • SkippingRecord says:

    I thought Safe Haven was about two desperate people in a post apocalyptic America who find a place they can both hide out while trying to outlast the cast of Doomsday Preppers.

  • taxpayer says:

    ranks right up there with National Enquirer, Weekly World, and Oprah.

  • Guest CommonTater says:

    Everybody is a critic these days. Here is a loser trying to strive for relevancy. FAIL!

    Not interested in seeing movie but this guy has to be far worse to watch than ANY movie. Hey Travers.. take a hike.. Stick your opinion where the sun don’t shine.

    Sparks could most likely buy and sell you like dirt on top of everything else.

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