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 BuckwalterFull Review
It's like another "Transporter'' installment trying to be something slightly more - and not quite delivering the goods.
-Tom RussoFull Review
Despite some impressively gritty street-level action, Safe plays it far too safe.
-Stephen DaltonFull 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 WhittyFull 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 GroenFull Review
This whip-smart, brutally funny and gleefully nasty film is one of the year's best surprises.
-Rafer GuzmanFull 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 NehmeFull Review
Barrels through cliche after cliche and hurdles from borough to borough with a welcome abandon for logic, morality, and mortality alike.
-William GossFull 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 PuigFull Review
If only someone would offer this actor a project worthy of the full range of his talent.
-Andy WebsterFull 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 BiancolliFull Review
The trouble with Safe is that you know where it's going every step of the way.
-Peter TraversFull Review
It's hard to imagine a die-hard action fan being disappointed.
-James BerardinelliFull 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 AbeleFull 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 HowellFull 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 NeumaierFull Review
Let the bullets fly. Let the bodies fall. Let a man who was grieving and suicidal rise up and wreak rough justice. And boy is it rough. And ever so satisfying.
-Soren AndersonFull Review
From its implacable hero and thoroughgoing cynicism to its electrified pace and fairytale conclusion, "Safe" is both a slavish imitation of cinema gone by and a movie for our time.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
Yakin, who wrote and directed the film, keeps things moving with ever-inventive ways to kill and maim.
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review
It may satisfy Statham's fans, but they - like he - would do well to enlarge their expectations.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
[Statham] continues to punch, kick, shoot and crash cars in a satisfying, gritty fashion.
-Glenn KennyFull Review
What we have here is basically an American "Transporter," with Statham caught up in the most jaw-dropping, quick-cut fights you've seen in years.
-Roger MooreFull Review
Yakin's sleek, visually witty direction elevates his undeniably dopey script.
-Aaron HillisFull Review
"Safe" is the worst Jason Statham movie since the last Jason Statham movie, carrying on the bargain-budget action star's tradition of building a body of work out of, well, dead bodies.
-David GermainFull Review
What starts out crisp and promising gives way to a conventional shoot-'em-up.
-Brian LowryFull Review
An action film so cack-handed it borders on parody.
-Tom GlassonFull Review
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.
-Kofi OutlawFull Review
Character development and storyline are treated as inconveniences to be tossed aside at the earliest opportunity.
-Mary Clare WaireriFull Review