- 1 hr 34 min
The 2012 action-thriller "Safe" stars Jason Statham as Luke Wright, a former cage fighter and veteran cop who has fallen on hard times. When his wife is murdered by Russian mobsters, Luke becomes a homeless, alcoholic shell of his former self, wandering the streets of New York City in a haze of despair. Meanwhile, in China, a young girl named Mei (Catherine Chan) is abducted and forced into the dangerous world of human trafficking. Mei possesses a photographic memory and has memorized a valuable code that is sought after by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYPD detectives. When Mei is brought to New York and escapes her captors, she crosses paths with Luke, who sees her as a chance to redeem himself and save an innocent life. Luke becomes Mei's reluctant protector, fighting off attackers and dodging bullets as they evade their pursuers across the city. As the story unfolds, we learn more about the code Mei has memorized and the powerful players who are willing to kill for it. Chris Sarandon portrays the corrupt Mayor of New York, who is in cahoots with the Triads and will stop at nothing to obtain the code. As Luke and Mei race against time to stay alive and unravel the mystery of the code, they form an unlikely bond and find strength in each other. Statham delivers a gritty performance as the anti-hero with a heart of gold, while Chan shines as the young girl who has never known kindness until Luke comes along. Director Boaz Yakin keeps the action intense and the pacing brisk, with plenty of thrilling set pieces and fight scenes. However, he also injects emotional depth into the story, exploring the trauma and loss that both Luke and Mei have suffered. Overall, "Safe" is a gripping action-thriller that delivers both adrenaline-pumping excitement and heartfelt drama. Statham and Chan have great chemistry on screen, and the supporting cast (including James Hong and Robert John Burke) add depth and complexity to the story. If you're in the mood for a well-crafted, high-octane thrill ride, "Safe" is sure to deliver.