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About the Movie
When a second-rate cage fighter, Luke Wright, is tormented by the Russian Mafia and wanders the streets of New York, he witnesses a young Chinese girl Mei, being pursued by the same mafia who want her for a priceless numerical code that they would kill for.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 106
- Fresh: 60
- Rotten: 46
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Despite some impressively gritty street-level action, Safe plays it far too safe.
Rotten: It's like another "Transporter'' installment trying to be something slightly more - and not quite delivering the goods.
Fresh: This whip-smart, brutally funny and gleefully nasty film is one of the year's best surprises.
Fresh: There are zero surprises, but it looks good, moves well through a trim running time and wields its cliches with defiant aplomb.
A SURPRISINGLY GOOD STATHAM FLICK!
I initially decided to watch "Safe" with mixed expectations, seeing as how the majority of Jason Statham's films are predictable shoot-em-up action-fests. But lo and behold, the movie really surprised me at just how good it was. Sure, there were a few clichés here and there, but for the most part, I ended up having a great time with it. The film is about a second-rate cage fighter named Luke Wright who is tormented by the Russian Mafia and is left to wander the streets of New York. That is, until he comes across Mei, a young Chinese girl being pursued by the same gangsters who want her for an extremely valuable numerical code that they would kill for. From then on, Luke goes to great lengths to protect Mei, no matter the cost. It may not sound like the most exciting or original story, but once it picks up speed, that's when the flick gets really interesting. The action scenes are fast-paced and full of blood-pumping adrenaline, and Statham's dialogue is so absurd and overly serious that it just comes natural to him. Though he actually isn't a bad actor at all in this movie. In fact, his likable chemistry with Catherine Chan (the young actress who plays Mei) is what boosts the credibility of the film by a mile. But in the end, "Safe" is hardly about the performances. It's about the awesomely violent sequences of mayhem and carnage that lurk around every corner. And boy, does it deliver on that count. The gun battles are just brutal and raw enough to keep even the most ardent action junkies satisfied. All in all, I'd say "Safe" is one of the most pleasant cinematic surprises of the year so far. It's a fun, exhilarating thriller with a smart script, great characters, and a wicked amount of over-the-top energy. If you get the chance, it's well worth renting at least once.
When will they leave the whole...
..."toughguy has to protect innocent young girl" alone already? It's got to me among the world's most overused tropes in the history of movies...Statham must be tired of doing this stuff as well, although it's hard to fault him wanting the paycheck.
don't waste your money….
I am a Jason Statham fan, however, I read the reviews on iTunes before watching this movie because I was afraid it would be another corny, far-fetched, martial arts movie. However, most of the reviews I read said this movie was different. A lot of people thought it was good and the story line was good. Honestly, this movie was horrible. The action scenes were pretty good, yes. The story was beyond unrealistic and totally drawn out and ridiculous. I wouldn't watch this movie again if you paid me.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
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