Funrahi Movie Reviews

Safe

MPAA Rating: R

Rated R for strong violence throughout, and for language.

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Die

Hard

Action!

Watch

It

For

Action!

3.5 out of 5

Audience Ratings for Safe

76.0%
68 Ratings
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hate it don't like it it's ok it's good it's great

Plot Summary

A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change...until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed. But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action...and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a "counter." He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for. Realizing he's the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city's brutal underworld to save an innocent girl's life...and perhaps even redeem his own.

Critics Reviews for Safe

86 Critics like this movie.
Reviews Counted: 7 | Positive Review: 6 | Negative Review: 1

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.
Critic Score: 4/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
Claudia Puig
Claudia Puig
USA Today

If only someone would offer this actor a project worthy of the full range of his talent.
Critic Score: 2.5/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
Andy Webster
New York Times

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.
Critic Score: 3/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
Amy Biancolli
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

The trouble with Safe is that you know where it's going every step of the way.
Critic Score: 3/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
Peter Travers
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's hard to imagine a die-hard action fan being disappointed.
Critic Score: 4/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.
Critic Score: 3/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.
Critic Score: 3/5

April 27, 2012 Full Review
Peter Howell
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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