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Safe - quick review

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Patrick Sun, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    This was a live-action cartoon, somewhat in the vein of "Crank" in that Jason Statham's character, Luc, is a former stone-cold operative on the NYPD force, who kills if he's led to believe it's justifiable by his superiors, and in an elevated self-defense kind of way. The manner in which Luc dispatches so many would-be assailants in his path borders on this being a comedic-action farce. Luc, down on his luck, is ready to pack it in, but he finds a reason to live when he notices a little Asian girl (Mei) being hunted down by Russian mobsters in the subway. Mei has the ability to remember long strings of numbers, and the Chinese mob are using her to courier the numbers for some payday, and the Russians get wind of it, and mayhem ensues, and Luc finds himself in the middle of it because he's so determined to keep Mei safe.
    But those looking for Stathem to put the hurt on some bad guys will get their money's worth, as some are straight-up brutal and wince-inducing.
    I give it 2.75 stars or a grade of B- for giving its intended audience want it wants in a Stathem action flick.

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