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Safe House Reviews

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November 21, 2017
Reynolds is great, too, but the film truly belongs to Washington as the gruff, clever bad guy you'll end up rooting for.
September 18, 2017
[Daniel] Espinosa thrillingly weaves impossible situation into impossible situation, maneuvering his players like a chess game on steroids to an ending that should be satisfying to all. He's a master and we're sure to hear more from him.
September 8, 2017
Though it's not a premise we haven't seen played out before on the silver screen, Safe House is a movie that sucks you in, guts you, and spits you out at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 21, 2017
Safe House wasn't bad, it just wasn't new, and if a movie is involving rogue agents, it needs to meet its characterization with a plot that keeps us guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 14, 2017
[Safe House] is utterly predictable stuff, in case you haven't already figured that out by now.
December 30, 2012
Everybody fights and everybody lies in a thriller that tries to glamorize spies while demonizing their profession.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2012
With a small amount of tweaking, Safe House could have been a knockout thriller. Instead, we have a film that shares the same notions as my school report cards: ' ...has potential, just needs to focus'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2012
["Safe House"] becomes a prime example of why no matter how many chases and other action sequences they may throw into the mix, they can't even begin to make up for the more important elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2012
Safe House has a cast full of actors who would make any director blush with confidence, but each and every one of them is used as scenery for the action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 13, 2012
It doesn't say much about Safe House that I can only recall a grand total of about 2 minutes, and those are mostly moments that enjoy good quality character time rather than any flash-bang excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2012
Denzel and Reynolds keep the bulk of the film fresh, gritty and intense.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 11, 2012
One of those spy thrillers that isn't nearly as thrilling, complex or engaging as the filmmakers think.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 6, 2012
It's a flashy film, but in the end, Safe House is a dull, lifeless, noisy bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 5, 2012
Safe House is fairly predictable at times, but it also boasts brutally intense, edge-of-your seat action and great star performances from Reynolds and Washington.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 10, 2012
Ultimately, it dashes into so many close-ups of carnage and neckbreaking, it skids scuzzily close to spy-snuff. Call this Bourne-porn; Safe House needed a safe word.
April 27, 2012
This is Ryan Reynolds best performance that I've seen since Van Wilder and the wonderful, iconic, legendary Denzel Washington getting screen time and playing the 'badass character' that we love to see him play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 7, 2012
You'll feel bad in the morning for having spent time with it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 23, 2012
The photography and editing are state-of-the-Bourne-art exciting - breathless chases, brutal, blurry fights and unnerving shootouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 8, 2012
If you're craving a bit of action or just want to clear a few internal blockages in your circulatory system, 'Safe House' will suffice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2012
Wall to wall action and all the betrayals and bullets to play the CIA spy game with an exceptional cast. Just don't let an inventive story get in the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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