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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Statham is still playing it safe in Safe, but vulnerability is showing through the cracks. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Boaz 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. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Safe arrives filled with bombast and sneers but barely any thrills. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Though Safe initially seems a little darker and more thoughtful than the British star's previous comic-book escapades in "Death Race," "The Expendables" or the "Transporter" trilogy, it ultimately reverts to testosterone-heavy formula. show more

  • 55
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It has neither the Red Bull–fueled crudeness of "Crank" nor the Frenchified lunatic vitality of the "Transporter" movies; it's not even as cheaply entertaining as the generic hit-man retread "The Mechanic." Safe shows Statham comfortably treading water, proving all the things he no longer needs to prove. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    There are zero surprises, but it looks good, moves well through a trim running time and wields its clichés with defiant aplomb. show more

  • 75
    Washington Post

    There's a back story to this, and it's actually sort of witty. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The violence has the straightforward, unflinching characteristic evident in "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction," although Yakin's dialogue falls considerably short of Tarantino's, both in terms of substance and offbeat humor. show more

  • 63
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Safe's primary contribution to the burgeoning Jason-Statham-kicks-everyone's-ass subgenre is setting three of its set pieces in crowded New York City venues (a subway car, a hotel dining room, and a Chinatown nightclub) where shootouts lead to believable mass-exodus pandemonium. show more

  • September 08, 2012 jackd1207
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    Very entertaining action film. Weak storyline that wasn\'t properly fleashed out. Still, very good.

  • September 05, 2012 lt00000000128623
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    As the only action hero this guy should be required to put out a movie every 3 months.

  • September 05, 2012 Terry
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    Loved this movie. Action movie with a great storyline. J.S plays these kind of roles to perfection. I love when good prevails over evil. All around great acting and action scenes.

  • May 21, 2012 jy00000000124229
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    I enjoy all of Jason Movies Very Awesome!

  • May 10, 2012 napc
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    A pleasing little time waster this film. Over edited at the beginnning makes the lead character a little sketch but the details do get filled in later. In the end it all works out.

  • May 08, 2012 repair311
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    I like the movie, fast action and slow when it had to be to follow the story. Worth viewing

  • May 08, 2012 varenya1
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    Loved it. Great action, interesting plot, and Statham kicking butt.

  • May 04, 2012 sta935
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    great movie

  • May 01, 2012 jpulverente
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    Another great movie - Jason Kicks ass

  • April 30, 2012 Pete
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    I seen this movie Sunday. I liked it so much, I am going to see it again Tuesday with my son. One of Jason\'s best movies yet IMO. Non stop action. Great story. Excellent acting for this type of movie. Go..... you won\'t be disappointed.

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