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'Safe' -- 2 1/2 stars

R; 1:34 running time A slow-building B-movie thriller, the plot is nothing new for Jason Statham. There's a girl in need of his protection from assorted gangs of bad men. But the dialogue crackles with flinty one-liners. "Don't lose sleep. He had it coming," he tells bystanders after killing a boatload of bad guys. His bald skull and perma-stubbled face lean into the camera like the athlete he was and is, bristling at the bit, ready to get on with the serious citywide butt-whipping he's about to lay on the Russian and Chinese mobs and New York cops on the take.Read the full "Safe" movie review