Safe House details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Crime, Drama - Mystery, 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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Better than it looksBy DZM12 (3 reviews) , 20 May 2013It wasn't quite what I expected but certainly wasn't a disappointment either! This film was realistic and believable (within its boundaries) and wasn't tarnished with the usual Hollywood ending and cliches. I'm not normally a Ryan Reynolds fan but he was convincing and vulnerable (not traits I would usually attribute to him) and Denzel was his usually charasmatic self. Overall this film was a very pleasant surprise.
great action thrillerBy vickig0306 (429 reviews) from Halifax , 19 May 2013This is a great action thriller & both dezel Washington & ryan Reynolds are fab. Really enjoyed it & think these 2 should team up again at some point
won't playBy touchstones (68 reviews) , 18 May 2013Tried three different copies of this dvd, to no effect. All failed to load - my perfectly reliable JVC player reported 'no disc'- some sort of incompatibility here.
LOVED THIS FILMBy MCRSEVE (8 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.