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Safe Reviews

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
An action film so cack-handed it borders on parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
Perhaps one of these days Statham will stop making the same movie over and over and try something new.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire
September 18, 2012
Character development and storyline are treated as inconveniences to be tossed aside at the earliest opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
Jason Statham's latest actionpalooza "Safe" is unsuitably hilarious, although that's probably not the film's intended reaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
May 9, 2012
Safe is so ham-fistedly BAD on every conceivable level that it bordered on entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Patches
April 26, 2012
The movie's too heavy for its own good, even for a strongman like Statham.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kate Erbland
Boxoffice Magazine
April 27, 2012
It never feels like more than a second-tier video game brought to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic
April 30, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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Sam Adams
AV Club
April 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
April 29, 2012
The 'Safe' in the title could refer to a plot point or the career choice Statham made by picking this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Foster
May 23, 2012
Had the product (and Safe is, above all else, Hollywood product) reached a little higher, its title might have seemed coolly ironic. Instead, it inadvertently represents truth in advertising.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 4, 2012
The massive body count is no compensation for a coherent story or memorable action.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
April 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Grierson
Screen International
April 22, 2012
Like too many of Jason Statham's recent star vehicles, "Safe" is an adequate solo act in need of better accompaniment.
Robert Levin
April 27, 2012
The convoluted, goofy B movie lets down its hardworking star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
April 23, 2012
Jason Statham is the best thing going for a movie full of bad cliché-driven writing which offers absolutely nothing new to the action genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
May 10, 2012
Like so many action films these days the film is over-edited and under-plotted, and we've seen Statham's tough guy character many times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 1, 2012
The occasional efficient action sequence means that 'Safe' never gets truly dull, but even Statham aficionados might feel short- changed by this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
April 29, 2012
It sets the stage for the best cop drama since Heat... and ultimately proves unable to meet those expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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