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, 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 (256 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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Action movie of the year?By a customer , 24 Aug 2012Wow, this movie was just awesome. I had no idea what it was about, just know Denzel is one of the best actors of our time. And it was just awesomely good. Non-stop high-octane action, lots of twists and turns. And Ryan Reynolds does the best performance of his career. I've kind him to be a poor acto in the past, but he shows real talent here. Action movie of the year in my view, as it's really exciting, which few movies are these days!
mckeon's allstar ratingBy mckeon (1 review) , 24 Aug 2012lovely jubbly brilliant denz is a ledge brilliant film get in my son, could watch this film over n over n over again
Kick Back and enjoy!By mad4films (155 reviews) from Benfleet , 21 Aug 2012This is a great film to kick back, relax and enjoy, great action thriller with Ryan Reynolds playing a serious part for a change, as always Denzel Washington does not disappoint, car chases, gun battles and double crossing, what more do you want!
Average ThrillerBy GaryI (785 reviews) from March, Cambs , 20 Aug 2012An average chase thriller attempting to be another Bourne stylized espionage actioner but failing. Despite the prescence of Denzel Washington this never really delivers, its basically one long chase film with too much chatter in between cliched action set pieces.
It will keep you interested for a Sat evening but nothing special.
A safe pick.By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 30 Jul 2012High action competent film that does what it says on the tin. It is predictable and formulaic but worth a watch. The film seems to lack something and be a little two dimensional but despite all that if you like high action drama based on th CIA with the latest technology, and frantic car chases thrown in then it is a sort of what's not to like really. A good but not a great movie. Hard to know who is who in some of the frenzy.
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