Conclusion: In this day and stage in the world's evolution, we are dealt a great amount of films that preach to us about nature and what we're doing to it with car emissions, factory output and so forth.
Summary: Although Wrenwood is about the last place imaginable one would want to spend the holidays, the Criterion Collection's immaculate 4K transfer of Todd Haynes's Safe demands that you do exactly that.
Conclusion: I suppose the best way to describe this remarkable film is to say that it is a strikingly accurate time capsule. It sees America on the verge of a massive transformation which would eventually change the way people communicate with each other and, more importantly, feel about each other.
Conclusion: Safe is a truly affecting work thanks to Haynes' vision of a shell of a woman combating unknown forces threatening to destroy her, and Moore's skill at portraying that shell. Together, they create a terrifying horror film where the monster is modern life, and there are no solutions at the ready.
Summary: “Safe” is a mindless flick, riddled with plot holes and often exemplifying heightened violence in order to entertain us. In the process, the script forgets to develop any substance from a good theme that had some potential early on.
Conclusion: I wanted 'Safe' to be one of those big dumb action movies worth owning – but it's not. It's just dumb. Think back to the forgettable, run-of-the-mill action movies from the '90s; 'Safe' is nothing more than a modern day equivalent of those.
Excerpt: Jason Statham is Luke Wright in Safe , an MMA rumbler and former cop who dealt with the underbelly of the New York’s crime syndicates. He’s known as a “garbage man,” taking out the trash in the sense of a grand ’80s action movie punchline.
Conclusion: Safe surprised me, turning out to be a decent action flick. Overall the twists aren’t that surprising and you may guess where the film is headed, but I don’t think it lessens the enjoyment. I can see how many critics would pick this one apart, but I would argue their thinking too hard.
Summary: Jason Statham is a great action star, bar none. Transporter, Italian Job and his Expendable roles are all worth watching again and again. However, Safe is really just safe. It does not really break any barriers and unfortunately feels like a couple of movies thrown together rather than one...