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Safe

27rdp_safe_span-thumbstandard A former cage fighter comes to the aid of a 12-year-old girl kidnapped by ruthless Triad gangsters. Before the rescue is over, the pair will go up against not only her abductors, but also the Russian Mafia and a bunch of corrupt New York cops.
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In “Safe," Jason Statham plays a mixed-martial-arts fighter whose wife is murdered by the Russian mafia after he won’t throw a fight. Read the review
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The occasional efficient action sequence means that 'Safe' never gets truly dull, but even Statham aficionados might feel short- changed by this one.
Tom Huddleston, Time Out  full review
 
The thoroughly mediocre Safe provides little more than an excuse for Statham to do what Statham does better than anyone else: look stern while punishing bad guys. That's just not enough.
Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic  full review
 
It's like another "Transporter'' installment trying to be something slightly more - and not quite delivering the goods.
Tom Russo, Boston Globe  full review
 
Despite some impressively gritty street-level action, Safe plays it far too safe.
Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter  full review
 
Yeah, "Safe" is a long way from perfect. But rented, in a few months, it'll go great with a six-pack and a hold-the-anchovies special.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
 
The plot first strains and then assassinates credulity, while Yakin's handling of the action/mayhem runs the gamut from the merely dull to what-the-hell's-going-on.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail  full review
 
This whip-smart, brutally funny and gleefully nasty film is one of the year's best surprises.
Rafer Guzman, Newsday  full review
 
There are zero surprises, but it looks good, moves well through a trim running time and wields its cliches with defiant aplomb.
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post  full review
 
Barrels through cliche after cliche and hurdles from borough to borough with a welcome abandon for logic, morality, and mortality alike.
William Goss, Film.com  full review
 
Yakin's slick direction, marked by quick cuts, unstinting energy and a lack of sentimentality, makes the action scenes satisfying. But he's a better director than writer.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
 
If only someone would offer this actor a project worthy of the full range of his talent.
Andy Webster, New York Times  full review
 
None of this bears much or any resemblance to the real world, but the violence crunches, the editing snaps and the humorous one-liners pop at well-timed junctures.
Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
The trouble with Safe is that you know where it's going every step of the way.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone  full review
 
It's hard to imagine a die-hard action fan being disappointed.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
 
Yakin gives his star plenty of room to look mean, think fast, drive faster, punch, quip, mow down and charismatically bond with the most imperiled child character in screen memory.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
It's not just laziness - although it's a fair cop - that prompts the observation that Safe is both the worst movie title and attitude for Jason Statham at this stage of his career.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star  full review
 
Held on the shelf for a while until the marquee was (briefly) clear of action dramas, "Safe" arrives filled with bombast and sneers but barely any thrills.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
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