Excerpt: Pleasantly watchable but generic and secondhand all the same, “The Best of Me” has little to show for itself once the manufactured plot feels the need to overstuff itself right until the end credits.
Excerpt: After the utter insanity that was the final twist of Safe Haven, I didn’t think Sparks could possibly top himself; he doesn’t (how could anything top that film’s Sixth Sense-like reveal?), but the filmmakers handle the idiotic resolution here with such unblinking sincerity that we can’t help but laugh at what we’re seeing onscreen.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: Every time you go to a new movie based on a book by Nicholas Sparks, you do so believing that it can’t be as bad as the last, but somehow they always manage to exceed one’s lowest expectations.