A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change...until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will also be killed. But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action...and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for the Triads as a "counter." He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the NYPD will kill for. Realizing he's the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city's brutal underworld to save an innocent girl's life...and perhaps even redeem his own.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Despite some impressively gritty street-level action, Safe plays it far too safe.Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter, 04.27.2012
It's like another "Transporter'' installment trying to be something slightly more - and not quite delivering the goods.Tom Russo, Boston Globe, 04.28.2012
This whip-smart, brutally funny and gleefully nasty film is one of the year's best surprises.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 04.26.2012
There are zero surprises, but it looks good, moves well through a trim running time and wields its cliches with defiant aplomb.Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post, 04.26.2012