Safe Men (2006) Rockwell and Zahn's high-wire chemistry combines with Giamatti's dead-on virtuosity to keep this periodically hilarious film, about two bad singers mistaken for safecrackers, from falling…
DVD Review

Safe Men (2006)

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2006; DVD Release Date: Aug 15, 2006; Movie Rated: R; With: Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn; Distributor: October Films

Rockwell and Zahn's high-wire chemistry combines with Giamatti's dead-on virtuosity to keep this periodically hilarious film, about two bad singers mistaken for safecrackers, from falling apart. They almost make it. EXTRAS Director John Hamburg's NYU short, a Safe Men progenitor, is rough but intrepid. Hamburg, Rockwell, and Zahn trip over one another in rapturous deleted-scene and feature commentary, during which Zahn says one of Rockwell's reggae-colorful shirts makes him look like ''a fighter in Mogadishu...high on khat.''

Originally posted Aug 11, 2006 Published in issue #891-892 Aug 18, 2006 Order article reprints