Safe House 2012 R CC

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(608) IMDb 6.8/10
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Oscar-winner Denzel Washington stars in this high tension, action-packed thriller as a lethal prisoner who is escorted from a compromised safe house by a CIA Agent (Ryan Reynolds). They must make their way to another safe house in South Africa without being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead.

Starring:
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

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Safe House

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Genres Thriller, Action, Mystery
Director Daniel Espinosa
Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds
Supporting actors Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares, Jenna Dover, Stephen Rider, Daniel Fox, Tracie Thoms, Sara Arrington, Kenneth Fok, Bryan van Niekerk, Nicole Sherwin, Pope Jerrod
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I will always tell it like I see it good or bad.
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Very interesting movie and I enjoyed watching the 3 times I watched it.
Christian Rowe
Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington put on great performances.
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122 of 135 people found the following review helpful By John Robie on February 27, 2012
Format: DVD
When the title of a movie is Safe House, one can assume that this CIA safe house in South Africa is any but safe for its intended guest, Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) a rogue CIA agent. Daniel Espinosa keeps the movie moving at a good clip with smart cinematography. Denzel Washington is believable and classy. Ryan Reynolds provides a good supporting role as a CIA safe house keeper. Overall, one of the best thriller action movies in the past year.

If you are interested in other great CIA movies, please check out Body of Lies(Leonardo Dicaprio), The Recruit(Al Pacino with Colin Farrell), and Spy Game(Robert Redford with Brad Pitt).
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161 of 184 people found the following review helpful By Robert Logue on May 22, 2012
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These are how my reviews will go from here on.

Acting: A+

Action: A+

Plot: A+

Ending: B

Sex Scenes: None

Language: Moderate

Violence: A+ and alot of it

Worth a rental or Purchase: A+

Hope you enjoy the movie.
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81 of 95 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on February 19, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
The action/drama/mystery film opens with a quick character build up of the multifaceted CIA agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds). He operates a safe house with nobody in it. He wants a European field assignment, but lacks department seniority.

The movie switches to Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) obtaining an embarrassing electronic file from the MI6 in South Africa. "Frost", because he is cold. Denzel uses his expected savvy to escape. He is a rogue super agent who free lances, buying and selling information. In order to escape the bad guys, Tobin surrenders to the CIA. Now the questions are: Was this his original plan? What is on the file?

Tobin is taken to our aforesaid safe house for intense interrogation.

I loved the opening of the interrogation scene. The interrogator says, "I'm here to advise you of your rights. You're being held under national security order 600 which means you have none."

Frost is too important of a person and the top secret safe house comes under attack. The young low level highly trained Matt Weston is now on the run with a man who is a master manipulator of people. To our list of unanswered questions we now add, "Who is the mole?"

Ryan and Washington give us excellent performances. It had elements of the Bourne series that made this story interesting, but it doesn't quite measure up to that film. Cliche ending. I would say if you are a fan of the trilogy, check this one out.

Multiple chase scenes, torture, killings, shoot outs, minor "roof top" jumping, car wreaks without explosions.

1 f-Bomb, no sex, no nudity. Rated R for violence.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By AELee on May 24, 2012
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The acting was well done. Denzel is as good as always. Ryan Reynolds did a fabulous job. The two characters actually worked well together. The action was better than most films. For once in a film someone fired a shot in public and the police showed up also. The plot was not as tight as it could have been; but it worked. Not much of a thriller. This really was an all around good film and worth the price. I will recommend it.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Baillie on March 11, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I thought it was good even if most professional reviewers hated it. Very exciting movie. I left the theatre saying it was better than the Bourne movies. The script is pretty tight and the acting is good.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Massachusetts reader on June 19, 2012
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this mirrored the Bourne movies too closely . . . agent stuck in the middle of action, woman leader trying to find him, rogue internal agent giving away the secrets. And of course the CIA is the corrupt agency . . . tired of the same old
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By DFAyer on May 22, 2012
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It was a good movie but not great. Much was made of Frost as the ultra spook in the beginning of the movie and that was where this movie goes awry. It devolved quickly into an action film rather than a thriller. I expected the plot to utilize his psychological skills; pitting him against the CIA; but instead it became one long chase seen with no real surprises. Safe movie, guaranteed payday with Washington as lead, but disappointing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Chapman on June 27, 2012
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Safe House is an intense spy-themed action thriller about a young CIA agent, Matt Weston, (Ryan Reynolds) stuck at a dead-end job as a "housekeeper" of a CIA safe house. After an attack on his facility, he must protect a potentially deadly, and rather devious, traitor, Tobin Frost, Denzel Washington) who's being pursued by terrorists hoping to recover a secret document. Frost comes to Capetown, South Africa to receive a highly-sensitive piece of information from an MI6 contact, he finds himself surrounded by enemy assassins, with little other choice but to surrender himself to the American Consulate, lest he be shot down in the street. Matt and Frost go on the lam, trying to stay ahead of their pursuers, while also entering into a deadly cat-and-mouse game of their own.
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