Safe House details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama - Romantic, Thriller|
|Collections:||Action Adventure Films|
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Aug 2012|
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A 'safe' high octane filmBy TimmyH (251 reviews) from Burnham-on-Crouch , 07 Mar 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Yep if action thriller is your thing then you will enjoy this, the script is pretty average to be fair - to summarise Frost (Washington) an ex CIA fugitive is on the run and goes to the US consulate after being cornered by Eastern Europenas that have been burned on a deal he is then taken to a safe house where CIA operative Weston (Reynolds) finds himself having to protect Frost after the Safe house is attacked. This leads to a cat and mouse affair between Frost and Weston as Frost trys to escape but somehow the pair are being chased all the time by the Eastern Europeans, could there be a mole back at CIA headquarters in league with them and why are they after Frost? Cue a fast moving thriller in line with the Bourne Franchise with fisty cuffs, shootings and car chases. A good cast, Washington does his usual laid back badman acting whist Reynolds doesn't quite pull it off and looks like he is about to cry in most scenes. Reasonable cinematography with the film set in South Africa. Hi-octane action with an average script with a mild twist at the end. The final scene is by no means original either. Watchable all the same.
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LOVED THIS FILMBy MCRSEVE (7 reviews) , 09 May 2013A great action film. The story is pretty avarage if a little different. There is plenty of action and the cast do a good acting job. I would definitely reccomend this has one too watch
Enjoyable action flikBy babylon (112 reviews) from Rochester , 08 May 2013I enjoyed this film. A lot of action with a reasonable plot. Denzil Washington plays a good role and the supporting cast are good.
Waste of timeBy a customer , 05 May 2013Utter cobblers from the start. Lack of a decent story line left me feeling bored despite the action. Best avoided.
Unsafe House - Mr WikileaksBy a customer , 05 May 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideUnsafe House Safe House is one of those action thrillers that portray the US Government, especially the CIA as rotten to the core. The main protagonist, Tobin Frost, being a rogue CIA agent, and legend within the CIA. Following a bungled attempt to assassinate Mr Frost, he is forced to give himself up to the US Embassys consulate in Cape Town South Africa, rather than be killed by his assailants. There is an odd scene then, where Mr Frost is water boarded, which adds nothing to the plot and in fact diverts us from the true battle going on inside the CIA. The safe house turns out to be very unsafe, and Mr Western, the house keeper has to take his guest elsewhere. After a wild chase, Mr Frost decides to part company with Mr Western, by strangling him, whilst he is driving. After they inevitable crash, Mr Western appears only slightly peeved. Personally I would of shot Mr Frost in the leg, to show him who is the man, and to ensure that I had the advantage. Later in the film Mr Western randomly shoots a South African policeman, so it would have been within the plot dynamics, though would have reduced the status of Mr Tobin to wounded deadweight. Instead Mr Tobin plays the role of a mentor, tutoring Mr Western on the next part of the CIA agent syllabus, as the story unfolds. After a while Mr Frost does escape, and Mr Western is ordered back to base for a debriefing. However, he has other plans, and instead reacquires his house guest, in a South African township, alongside Mr Frosts assailants. Cue action. It is now that we learn of the in-fighting within the CIA, although it is hinted at throughout the film. Whilst all of the action is interesting, diverse, and at times brutally portrayed, the story is not enhanced. The plot appears to have been written to reveal how Mr Frost became a legend, and how CIA agents are turned to the dark side. Only in this case Mr Western turns out to be Mr Wikileaks.
why was this madeBy kimdevine (24 reviews) , 30 Apr 2013Dull. film was pointless and used action to make up for a poor plot and script. I wasted an evening on this nonsense
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