Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat > Chit Chat - Movies
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

New Comedy for Sundance Now Service from Peep Show Stars; Showtime's SMILF Gets Set for Premiere
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 16, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Television Academy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced; Roswell Ready for Reboot
Fri-Yay: The Middle on The Top; Hulu Snags Futurama
Hallmark's Holly Robinson Peete Series Coming in February; Remembering Sitcom Writer Bob Schiller
Disney Picks Up 2nd Season of Raven Sitcom; Family Matters Cast Reunites
ION Television Gets Festive for Holidays; USA Schedules Psych: The Movie


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series The Good Place - The Complete First Season Green Acres - The Complete Series Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season

10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Sixth Season
10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series
10/03 - Rules of Engagement - Seasons 1-4 Collection
10/10 - The Brady Bunch - A Very Brady Christmas
10/10 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series
10/10 - Frasier - Christmas Episodes
10/10 - The Honeymooners - Christmas Laughter
10/10 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Christmas Episodes
10/17 - The Good Place - The Complete First Season
10/17 - Green Acres - The Complete Series
10/17 - Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season
10/24 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
JamesG
Moderator
Forum Celebrity
Freakshow
 
JamesG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 01, 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 36,767
Thumbs down Movie Reviews: "Safe"

Movie Reviews: Safe


Safe is expected to bomb at the box office this weekend. If it does, however, it won’t be because of the performance of its star, Jason Statham, which is being praised even by many critics who hate the movie.





Robert Abele in the Los Angeles Times comments:

“There’s nothing terribly original about Safe, but it’s a suitably grimy playground for action cinema’s reigning pit bull.”





Amy Biancolli in the San Francisco Chronicle remarks:

“Lordy, he acts up a storm.”





Andy Webster in the New York Times wishes:

“If only someone would offer this actor a project worthy of the full range of his talent.”





And Rick Groen in the Toronto Globe and Mail concludes:

“It takes a star with quality to be so rock solid in a crumbling yarn.”







Actually quite a few critics think the yarn is pretty solid.


Rafer Guzmán in Newsday calls it:

“one of the year’s best surprises, a lightning-fast, down-and-dirty action flick.”





Claudia Puig in USA Today deals out praise to director Boaz Yakin’s for his:

“quick cuts, unstinting energy and a lack of sentimentality.”







But these are the exceptions; most critics are pummeling the movie the way Statham pummels bad guys in his action flicks.


Peter Howell in the Toronto Star writes:

“The movie takes no chances, hitting all its marks for stunt work and CGI eruptions.”





Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News comments that the movie is:

“filled with bombast and sneers but barely any thrills.”





And David Germain of the Associated Press tears into filmmakers for turning:

“Manhattan into little more than a shooting gallery, stacking up corpses in service of a supposed story about one man’s path to redemption.

But really, all they care about is stacking up corpses, as many as they can, ripped apart by as many bullets as possible, with a few snapped necks and other more intimate moments of savagery to break up the repetitive tedium of the gunplay.”

-IMDB News
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
isiahthomas
Forum Veteran
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 20, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 10,640
Default

I saw Safe and it's very good.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.