Safe Passage (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Safe Passage (1995)



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A family endures a reunion caused by possible tragedy in this intense family drama. Mag Singer is the mother of seven boys, all but one of whom are grown. She is suffering from "empty-nest syndrome." She wonders; is there life after motherhood? Her husband Patrick, an inventor has a stress affliction that occasionally causes temporary blindness. He has withdrawn from her and lives in his office. One night Mag dreams that one of her son's is in danger. The next day she learns that Percival may have been killed when terrorists bombed his Marine barracks at his station in Sinai where he was part of peace-keeping forces. The family comes together during the waiting period. It is at this time that the family problems are gradually aired.


Sam Shepard
as Patrick
Sean Astin
as Izzy Singer
Jason London
as Gideon Singer
Matt Keeslar
as Percival Singer
Philip Arthur Ross
as Merle Singer
Steven Robert Ross
as Darren Singer
Priscilla Reeves
as Mrs. Silverman
Joe Lisi
as Dog Owner
Marvin Scott
as Newsperson
Bill Boggs
as Newsperson
Kathryn Kinley
as Newsperson
Cindy Hom
as Newsperson
Jesse Lee Soffer
as Percival (age 9 and 10)
Ralph Byers
as Sinai Reporter
Kazuya Takahashi
as TV News Cameraman
Lisa Castleman
as TV Reporter
Sally Nacker
as TV Reporter
Ralph Howard
as Radio Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Safe Passage

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Most of the time, I found myself watching the plot like an elaborate wind-up mechanical device. I was not often convinced this story was really happening, or to real people. It was more like an exercise in dramatic construction.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The end is clear from the start, but it's rather amusing to watch nonetheless, backed by a strong, eclectic cast.

January 3, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A engrossing and touching look at mother-son relationships.

December 17, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Valentine to mothers who have fought the good fight and kept the faith in all the messes and miseries of life.

August 26, 2002 | Full Review…

As a showcase for actors, Safe Passage is a satisfactory performance vehicle. But as a movie, it's overly sentimental and predictable, seeming better suited to network-TV fare.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Safe Passage

Good because of the acting. Nothing really happens in this movie, it's a great deal of waiting, which I understand is the point but in this case is not compelling enough.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer


A personal favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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