Safe House Reviews

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½ February 12, 2012
Denzel Washington & Ryan Reynolds have great chemistry together and the action is an A+ at least as it never stops from the first time it pops up. The title is a little strange though as the "Safe House" has a very minor role as it is not the main set piece here as the title may hint at but this is a very good movie with some great acting, a great story and as I said, great, non-stop action scenes. RECOMMENDED
½ September 16, 2012
150516: Spy movie. Really, that's it. Some good action but a rather simple story.
½ April 27, 2015
The script is a generic piece of crap and the jerky camera is just too busy.Really doesn't matter who the actors are because they can't win here..
June 7, 2012
(55%)
A largely routine action movie that on the one hand has a pretty good cast with Washington elevating the movie with his usual brand of rock solid acting, with decent support from the likes of better than average Ryan Reynolds and Brendan Gleeson who's always worth keeping an eye on. But sadly on the other hand this is a messy directed, somewhat lazily written film that hampers the commitment of the cast. The South African setting though is nice and unique and a change of pace to Hollywood (not to mention it's a heck of a lot cheaper to shoot out there) but that aspect isn't enough to stop this from falling between the cracks and being just another action time passer.
½ March 27, 2015
Shitty ending. Shitty middle. Half shitty beginning.
½ March 21, 2015
At times it seems the characters themselves have no idea why they're killing each other.
March 14, 2015
A functional thriller but little more.
March 4, 2015
A veces algunos actores se encasillan en papeles de comedia, como es el caso de Ryan Reynolds que en esta cinta demuestra que podría interpretar papeles serios aunque sí creo que le falta un poquito más. Denzel por su parte se repite como actor en estos papeles lo cual resulta hasta cierto punto aburrido. Sin embargo la misma trama es bastante ligera y entretenida. Mezcla muy bien la acción con la trama y con algo que sabemos es muy posible del gobierno gringo, en ese sentido es muy realista y todos sabemos cómo funciona la CIA que a lo mejor no es necesario que nos lo digan en una película, pero que sí es interesante que los mismos gringos lo hagan notar.
February 7, 2015
* A complete waste of two brilliant actors.
* Characters aren't developed enough, making it difficult to care about what is happening in the film
* Styling of the film is sloppy.
½ February 20, 2015
This movie adds absolutely nothing to the action movie realm. Weak story and too many and mediocre fighting scenes. Not smart, nor exciting, nor funny.
½ January 30, 2015
Starting off promising this ends up pretty dull. One extra star for Denzel Washington though. Full review later.
January 27, 2015
OK for a Tuesday night in - kept my attention for sure.
½ March 2, 2014
Washington and Reynolds have some chemistry, but their roles are limited, much like the script often is for special operative movie roles. The action is solid though.
January 3, 2015
A great action pack political espionage movie
½ December 2, 2014
Safe House has just enough bone density to emit some satisfying cracks and pops whenever the action gets going. There's nothing really new here, but it has a cast full of actors who would make any director blush with confidence. Sadly each and every one of them is used as scenery for the action scenes.
December 2, 2014
Just an action film to pass the time. Nothing more.
November 30, 2014
Fine action movie , smart one ...Denzel great again ! Fun to see ...SOMDVD
½ October 10, 2014
Tobin Frost: "I'm already in your head".

Safe House is about a house under the protection of the CIA becomes a target and it is up to the facility's house sitter to extract the criminal in hiding and take him to a secure location.

Let me start off with the goods: Denzel Washington in this movie nails it as the smart guy who will mess with you mind no matter what. I feel really sorry for Ryan Reynolds for being in movies that mostly bomb at the box office or him getting slammed by critics, but in this film he did a good job, but his character in the movie was really boring. Played the normal boring guy that the movie wants us to care about but you don't. Some of the action scenes where really well done, but some of the action scenes where shot poorly.

Now for the bad: The character's in the film are mostly bland or really dull to watch, but Denzel character was the only one that was interesting in the movie. As I said before about some of the action scenes. It was like they give a monkey a camera and let it shot some of the action scenes. The trailer to the movie give away so much of the movie that predict every scene that was going to happen.

Overall Safe House is a mediocre, forgettable movie with good performance in it.
½ September 29, 2014
Great action movie and really interesting plot. Wouldn't expect less of Denzel Washington
½ September 29, 2014
It reminds me of some Bourne like chase scenes all throughout. Though I think of this one as one dark drama thriller that never gives the whole satisfactory of a thrilling pleasure. There are a lot of plot holes and story wise it's a bit of a cliche. The presentation is nice, but then it is easily forgettable as boredom is killing the plot itself.
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