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Safe House Reviews

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
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
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
Denzel and Reynolds keep the bulk of the film fresh, gritty and intense.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
R. L. Shaffer
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
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
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
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 5, 2012
A frenetic action thriller whose chases, gunplay and hand-to-hand combat flash by in such a furious blur that the viewer barely has time to register the plot's shortcomings.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 2, 2012
It moves like a thoroughbred.
Neil Pond
American Profile
March 1, 2012
If you like an explosive, action-packed game of high-stakes cat-and-mouse that keeps you guessing until the very end, you'll love skipping along to the slam-bang surprises of Safe House.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
March 1, 2012
It's derivative of many thrillers we've seen in recent years, but the strength of its cast and the technical quality of the action do a lot to make us forget those similarities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 25, 2012
A solid thriller, 'Safe House' isn't extraordinary. But it's a safe bet for those who enjoy 'Bourne'-type espionage movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 25, 2012
Less of the juggernaut that was Unstoppable, but still a highly digestible Washington affair ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
February 24, 2012
Washington and Reynolds genuinely click into their characters and provide several shades of grey between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
February 24, 2012
Espinosa occasionally gets bogged down in the complexities of the plot, but is on more confident footing with a series of white-knuckle chase scenes and shoot-outs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
February 24, 2012
Safe House hits top gear in the frenetic opening 10 minutes and barely touches the brakes for two hours.
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 23, 2012
It is loud and entertaining enough to watch, even if it does all feel rather familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 23, 2012
The first 60 minutes are tense, exhilarating and exciting with several truly memorable car chases.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
February 23, 2012
Washington is always watchable and no less so here, making Frost an interesting character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 23, 2012
It's sharply well-made and acted, but nothing about it remotely scratches beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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