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.
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75

Washington Post

There's a back story to this, and it's actually sort of witty.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Safe has more action than intrigue (or logic), and it's boilerplate vicious. It may satisfy Statham's fans, but they - like he - would do well to enlarge their expectations.
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55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
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.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Statham is still playing it safe in Safe, but vulnerability is showing through the cracks.
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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.
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38

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Writer-director Boaz Yakin delivers his conflicting elements mostly as intended, and with obvious ambition. But he fails to take care of certain fundamentals - most problematically, coaxing out the emotion he's seeking from Statham and young newcomer Catherine Chan.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Safe arrives filled with bombast and sneers but barely any thrills.
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55 out of 100
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