An action movie with an interesting and unique storyline involving Jason Statham as an ex-cagefighter who is recovering from a run-in with gangsters who crushed his family and life. He ends up mixed up with a young Asian girl, Mei, who was taken by the New York Triad because of her mental ability with numbers and mathematics. She gets access to a numerical code to a safe that makes her a target of other rival gangs, corrupt cops, and city officials. She is able to slip away from the Triad, but now they are seeking her through the streets of New York City, along with the others.
It is Luke Wright's (Statham) role to help Mei stay ahead of all the Triad members, Russian gangsters, and New York City cops out to get her and the precious code she has stored in her memory. This helps give Luke a purpose that was missing since the misfortune that was brought on by the gangsters, as well as a reason for Luke to use all his cagefighting and MMA skills to kill, maim, and mess up any location and person that crosses him and Mei.
Due to the nature of film and Luke's role as protector, Safe contains some graphic violence, particularly in fights involving stabbings and shootings. There are some swear words throughout as well, but not an excessive use of the F-word or S-word. The action is consistent throughout, and an interesting relationship is formed between Luke, as the protector, and Mei, as the young helpless girl. While Mei cannot compete physically with the adults chasing her, she is an intelligent girl and she provides help to Luke emotionally where he has been the most wounded. Their relationship keeps the film engaging and a step above regular action fare.
- Catherine Chan, Jason Statham, Robert John Burke, James Hong, Anson Mount
- Lionsgate Films
- Boaz Yakin