'Safe' Critic Reviews

87%
MovieWeb:   5 reviews
57%
Rotten Tomatoes:   108 reviews
  • Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com
    70
    Jason Statham is one of a kind and makes exciting movies every time.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Lisa Giles-Keddie Real.com
    60
    Nothing much changes in Safe or is original, only the language has got more colourful, with Yakin delivering up Statham gold for fans once again.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Henry Fitzherbert Daily Express
    40
    The massive body count is no compensation for a coherent story or memorable action.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Paul Fairclough Little White Lies
    60
    Only half as dumb as it kids on, Safe is still a cut above the average actioner.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Leo Robson Financial Times
    60
    In a film whose pleasures are mostly confined to the sound of guns being assembled at speed and bad dialogue being delivered with glee, polish is beside the point.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph
    60
    Profoundly trashy and violent, Safe clatters along with a thrilling seat-of-its-pants propulsiveness.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Susan Granger SSG Syndicate
    40
    A formulaic action/crime thriller that's all too familiar, forceful and ferocious.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tim Evans Sky Movies
    60
    Where it sings are the searing action sequences, sublimely choreographed setpieces engagingly linked with a narrative choc-full of lippy one-liners.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Bill Gibron Filmcritic.com
    70
    Safe may not be as bugnuts insane as the Crank films, but it does pack a similar wallop.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Graham Young Birmingham Post
    60
    This is pure nonsensical escapism - and you can be safe and sound just knowing that.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Matthew Turner ViewLondon
    60
    Watchable, albeit fairly routine and laughably preposterous, thriller that succeeds thanks to pacey direction, some decent action sequences and a reliably solid, ass-kicking performance from Jason Statham.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tom Huddleston Time Out
    40
    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 » 2 years ago
  • James Mottram Total Film
    60
    With Yakin's all-action plot operating like clockwork, an on-song Statham proves anything but expendable in a genre he dominates. Predictable, sure, but equally pleasurable.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense Media
    40
    Terribly glum and resolutely average.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Andrea Chase Killer Movie Reviews
    40
    not a bad film, nor a good one. . . and while the story is predictable and the direction is competent but unremarkable, it has a star who can almost, but not quite, toss the flick on his brawny shoulders and carry it all by himself.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Sam Bathe Fan The Fire
    40
    Character development and storyline are treated as inconveniences to be tossed aside at the earliest opportunity.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ian Buckwalter The Atlantic
    35
    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 » 2 years ago
  • Scott Nash Three Movie Buffs
    63
    The 'Safe' in the title could refer to a plot point or the career choice Statham made by picking this movie.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tony Medley Tolucan Times
    80
    ...the tension drives the film and the stunts are impressive,...the bad guys are really hateful, which makes their comeuppance from Statham all the more satisfying.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Rob Vaux Mania.com
    50
    It sets the stage for the best cop drama since Heat... and ultimately proves unable to meet those expectations.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    50
    Well-executed dreck.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kim Newman Empire Magazine
    80
    A rough, exhausting, exhilarating action picture with a payoff which would have delighted Sam Fuller or Howard Hawks.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Siobhan Synnot Scotsman
    60
    Jason Statham, yet again hewn from solid machismo, strives to entertain us by kicking multitudes of ass in a fast-paced action thriller that can't let go of a proven formula.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion
    17
    There's obviously a market for mindless action movies, but even by Statham standards--which are exceedingly low--'Safe' is an underachiever.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ethan Alter Television Without Pity
    The chaotic storytelling would be obnoxious if the film didn't noticeably have its tongue planted firmly in its cheek.
    Full Review » 2 years ago