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Safe House
Safe House

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Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds
Feb 10, 2012
R, 1 hr. 54 min.

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Movie Info

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Ruben Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min.
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Theater Release: Feb 10, 2012
DVD Release: Jun 05, 2012
Synopsis: Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. -- (C) Official Site

Critic Reviews

  • Bruce Diones, New Yorker
    The film's super-saturated look and quick cutting are mere substitutes for any real sense of intrigue.
  • Nigel Floyd, Time Out
    While director Espinosa hones in on the ambiguous battle between Weston's idealism and Frost's cynicism, British cinematographer Oliver Wood - who filmed the last two Bourne movies - shoots the hell out of everything.
  • Rex Reed, New York Observer
    This is a naive director with so little insight you wonder what comic books he's been reading.
  • Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
    I won't deny that the movie hooked me with sheer brute energy and dragged me along with it most of the way.
  • Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
    Nothing really new here, but the cast is first-rate.
  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    "Safe House" has just enough bone density to emit some satisfying cracks and pops whenever the action gets going.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    Whatever its flaws, the film gives you no chance to get bored.
  • Tom Long, Detroit News
    "Safe House" is a safe bet if you're in the market for a conspiracy-driven action drama. There are times you wish it wasn't quite so safe, but it does deliver the bang for your bucks.
  • Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    While other stars of his generation stoop to self-parody, Washington stands tall. We cannot tell a lie: Yes, he makes us nervous, but in a good way.
  • John DeFore, Washington Post
    As fun as the movie occasionally is, it can't make its own drama convincing, much less give Reynolds the nudge he needs toward Matt Damon-ville.
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