Safe (2012) – 7/10 Jason Statham action thriller movie review

Cast / crew
Writer and Director: Boaz Yakin
Producer: Lawrence Bender
Producer: Dana Brunetti
Jason Statham: Luke Wright
Robert John Burke: Captain Wolf
Chris Sarandon: Mayor Tramello
Anson Mount: Alex Rosen
Catherine Chan: Mei

Safe (2012)

Cage-fighter Luke Wright sees his life go very badly when he inadvertently fails to throw to rigged match. As he contemplates suicide, he sees a young Chinese girl alone and, in the flicker of eye contact, life.

7/10

Highly effective action thriller which sees Jason Statham punching all the criminals in New York before Liam Neeson can get there from Europe presumably. The action is very well done and Statham can really sell this stuff. Additionally, he also nails his character emotionally and is the anchor of Boaz Yakin’s successfully achieved vision of a seventies-style character thriller. He builds to a brilliant, highly satisfying but unexpected, battle between two super-assassins (a cool Clark Kent-looking Anson Mount).

This movie contains bad language and strong, graphic violence.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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