Safe (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While hard-hitting and violently inventive, Safe ultimately proves too formulaic to set itself apart from the action thriller pack -- including some of its star's better films.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The occasional efficient action sequence means that 'Safe' never gets truly dull, but even Statham aficionados might feel short- changed by this one.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

Despite some impressively gritty street-level action, Safe plays it far too safe.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

An action film so cack-handed it borders on parody.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Overall, Safe is terribly glum and resolutely average.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

It's like another "Transporter'' installment trying to be something slightly more - and not quite delivering the goods.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

It's hard to swallow Statham, who spent the Crank movies supercharging his last minutes of life, as a suicidal sad-sack, just as it's painful to see him yoked to a cute little girl in an obvious attempt to soften his image.

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Kofi Outlaw

It ain't too smart, it ain't too sophisticated, but it does have its charm and is entertaining enough for what it is: an action-packed, B-movie experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Safe had the potential of being a truly impressive piece of action cinema, instead it's an underwhelming mediocre movie that is formulaic and just… More
"It's getting hard to decipher which action film is which when it comes to Jason Stathman. I mean, the man does well in these films and he's… More
Bruce Bruce
Safe is your typical Jason Statham movie but with steroids. If you have seen any of his newer films, then this movie will not surprise you. But like most of his… More
Chris Weber
Taking a page from Mercury Rising, what we have here is the story of a tough guy with a troubled past who finds himself protecting a special kid with special… More
JY Skacto
Boaz Yakin's <i>Safe</i> is anything but safe.<p>Sporting a run time just under 90 minutes and a frantic pace to go with it,… More
Al S
A pure adrenaline-charged action-packed thriller. A sensational and rip-roaring roller-coaster of excitement and mayhem that`s hard-boiled and hard-edged. A… More