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Safe House
Year:
2012
Country:
USA, Japan, South Africa
Genre:
Crime, Thriller, Action, Mystery
IMDB rating:
6.8
Director:
Daniel Espinosa
Vera Farmiga as Catherine Linklater
Stephen Rider as Richards
Jenna Dover as CIA Analyst
Nora Arnezeder as Ana Moreau
Fares Fares as Vargas
Joel Kinnaman as Keller
Rubén Blades as Carlos Villar
Liam Cunningham as Alec Wade
Ryan Reynolds as Matt Weston
Denzel Washington as Tobin Frost
Tracie Thoms as CIA Analyst
Sam Shepard as Harlan Whitford
Brendan Gleeson as David Barlow
Robert Patrick as Daniel Kiefer
Storyline: Matt Weston ( ) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost ( ) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another safe house.
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Reviews
well done and pointless
Why does Denzel do these things, ultra violence in service to what? Turns out there are bad people who do government spying, they appear to be, hope you're sitting down, duplicitous, greedy, violent. I know, who would have thunk it? The movie essentially has a bunch of murderers of one CIA stripe killing a bunch of murderers of another CIA stripe, that's pretty much the beginning and end of it. Nothing else at stake, no giant Maguffin, nuclear annihilation, the discovery of the holy grail, whether Lindsey Lohan will ever pull out of her dive, nothing here. And really good actors doing mostly nothing of interest in service to nothing of consequence. No one was seen in a good light here, oops, save the French girlfriend and one simply perfectly shot aerial scene of a car going vertically up the screen through fields, a relatively short shot, but magnificent nonetheless, painterly, in fact. Otherwise, when its done you just had to ask yourself, how did this get funded? What was the decision process for this?
2012-02-19
I'll take it from here
Not much to write about. I'm a little surprised that the movie got so many good ratings, but then most of them probably came from action fans. That being said - yes, if you are an action lover you will probably enjoy this movie. A lot is happening, shots are being fired constantly and the chase never stops. What I enjoyed most about it were the filming locations. Captivating shots of Cape Town and South African landscapes - big props to the filmmakers for choosing such a stunning scenery. The acting was good, but then again there is not much acting involved in making a movie like this. It was a little disappointing when Denzel Washington's mumbling made it very difficult to understand what the real cause for the mess depicted in the film was really about. About that - the whole idea of a file incriminating numerous agents all over the globe - I believe that if the writers tried to come up with something more original, maybe the movie would get a better purpose and become more sharp. All in all, this is only my opinion - I'm sure thousands of people will really enjoy 'Safehouse' for the non-ambitious piece of work that it was.
2013-04-30
Stellar Action and Performances,however,it's Simply not that Compelling,
Safe House is a good movie with a well developed storyline and a very impressive cast.Throughout the movie I really enjoyed the action sequences and the performances,particularly Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds,who worked very well together.Howvever,I kept feeling like there was something missing,something that was making me not enjoy this movie as much as I could have,eventually it hit me,that it's simply not compelling enough,the characters are taken in to this big adventure way too quickly and the audience aren't given enough time before hand to get to know them,and because of this we are left feeling little affection or care for them as they are taken on this journey.I felt there were definitely scenes filmed that would have helped with character development but it felt quite obvious to me that it was poorly edited,because there were certain scenes missing that I couldn't put my finger around why they wern't there,then it hit me that the editor made a few big mistakes,for this type of story it certainly could have been at least twenty minutes longer.Though it has its flaws,Safe House is still a very enjoyable film that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good action or crime film if you ever see it on television.

A seasoned CIA agent must go rogue while an idealistic rookie tries to figure out the truth.

Best Performance: Denzel Washington Worst Performance: Nora Arnezeder

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2015-02-08
Unoriginal, generic and boring even with the action scenes
This is another movie where the trailer basically shows just about everything and is way better than the actual movie itself. After about 30 minutes into this movie, the constant thought that was running through my head was when this movie was going to end. Cause it's dull and boring all the way through even with the gun fights and the chase scenes. Denzel Washington plays Tobin Frost who was this legendary CIA but turned rogue. In the trailer it seemed like he would be a cold and yet slick character who knew exactly what he is doing. But that was just few minutes into the movie and he keeps making this lazy mistakes for a character who is supposed to be this legendary agent. If he at least kept his character most of the way through it would have been a more watchable more to some degree. The theater was packed for this movies release date but none of the audience seemed excited of enjoying there time while watching this dull and generic movie that is predictable all the way through. Some even left in the middle of this lazy movie. Even two good actors couldn't save this movie from being a utter unoriginal boring movie. I give it a 3.4/10 cause I seen worse.

3.4/10
2012-02-11
Bourne is Safe
Chop, chop, how was this not directed by Tony Scott?

And even though Safe House starred Scott's long-time male interest, Denzel Washington, I'm more referring to the consistent and nauseating zoom-in's and epileptic shaky camera shots. Mercifully, Scott doesn't make the whole experience into a seizure, but this director, Daniel Espinosa nearly shook the film right out of the camera.

He's pretty wet behind the ears, so hopefully with this somewhat unsuccessful box office zturn; he'll step back with more ease in the future.

At any rate, this Bourne-Rip-Off follows smarter-than-thou Washington as Ex-CIA Tobin Frost selling secrets for many years and his own planned capture pits him with newbie, Matt "promote me, damnit!" Weston (Ryan Reynolds) and off they go fighting killers who want a damaging file. Oh, and the duo dead would be nice for the assassins, as well.

Sadly, the CIA's tracking room – the suits who rarely get dirty, that is, mirrored the Bourne films, but completely without energy or a solid performance. In fact, in place of the fantastic Joan Allen from The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum was Vera Farmiga's underwhelming and, frankly boring role. This was sad, because of the two recent hits I've noticed her in, Source Code and Up in the Air, I thought she was excellent and I even wanted to go further into her catalog. This setback won't completely deter me, but damn, she was bad.

I only point her out, because of her past great performances. Everyone else, including the lead, Washington, were pretty, well, plain. Heck, even Robert Patrick underperformed and appears to have aged not so well. The one stand out, and this surprised me, was Reynolds. Despite his clichéd character, he did show depth and we could carry on with his plight…again, in spite of his recycled role.

Overall, the movie wasn't as terrible as I'm making it out to be; it did have its moments. It's certainly a no-thinker and the bouncy action was incredibly hard to follow at times and an absolute annoyance, but for staying in on a Thursday when you have no money until the next day's direct deposit, it's worth a viewing. A, as in one, viewing.
2013-03-03
Could have been good
This could have been a pretty darned good movie. Denzel was great and Ryan Reynolds held his own. The story was pretty intriguing, the car crashes pretty authentic. However...1) It was mostly a two hour chase replete with just about everyone being killed 2) The mostly hand held camera filming is dizzying. When will filmmakers realize this is NOT creative? 3) The scenes change about every 2 seconds which is horrific. Do filmmakers think we are all ADD? 4) At key points in the movie I couldn't understand what the actors were saying.

I was close to walking out after about 20 minutes but stuck with it because of Denzel's performance. Being generous with 4 stars.
2012-02-24
Well Paced Tension With Good Chemistry From Washington & Reynolds
Though you've seen this story before, intelligence agencies running amok complete with moles, here you get compelling performances by Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Set in the post "wiki-leaks" aftermath, but before the Snowden debacle, it would seem the timing of a story about a host of rogue agencies and agents, who answer to no one, isn't too far fetched if somewhat hackneyed.

Safe House takes the viewer on a ride. Starting with Denzel's character, Tobin Frost, securing an ultra-sensitive file of who's who among international spies, it simply doesn't take but a few minutes to segue into heavy action. The filming of Frost's escape from a cadre of eastern types immediately engages the viewer. As Frost exhausts his "outs" he simply finds himself at the doorstep of the American Embassy in South Africa. Frost, a turned ex-CIA agent, realizes he'll be arrested. He'll take this outcome over the sure death which was quickly closing in. Being an extreme high-value target with, perhaps, a most damaging piece of in tel, Frost is moved to a "safe house". Naturally, the safe house is anything but and true to the steady pace of the action it quickly goes sideways. Enter Matt Westin, the safe house host, whose boring job is about to boil over into deadly territory - so much for boredom. What follows is a harrowing run from those who would seek to kill Frost with Westin still believing his job is to bring in Frost.

The problem is a mole from within constantly gives Frost's location away. Combine that with a CIA director who would rather "kill 'em all" instead of risk the file seeing the light of day and everyone is expendable. Thus, as Westin seeks to bring Frost in he begins to realize the real enemy isn't Frost. It's the excellent interplay between Denzel Washington's Tobin Frost and Ryan Reynold's Matt Westin that keeps a story you can basically guess urgent. As already mentioned, the story is constant motion. Inserted are some fully realized excellent chase scenes both on foot and in vehicles. Yes, these scenes are done really well as they drive home the dire situation Westin's job has suddenly become.

The ending has a few twists too which make for a satisfying finale. All in all, a recommended spy conspiracy film despite a lack of originality. Well done.
2013-12-27
Capetown tourism
OK I live in Capetown so I may have a jaundiced view of this movie . First of it is a below average conspiracy movie of no remark . The thing that struck me about it was how the script was somehow manipulated to show various parts of the Cape (or Capetown). Was this actually written in conjunction with cape tourism , It certainly looks that way . Maybee the production company got discounts on filming fees in return for showcasing various parts of the cape .Oh and by the way if you have to have a car chase at least have some kind of continuity reality to it for the viewers who are from the place were you are filming , you cut from Capetown central to nearby highways to suburbs and townships 20 miles from downtown in the same chase , I wont even start on the white elephant world cup football stadium ,Ridiculas , Anotherthing Capetown is still extremely racist and divided by suburb on race lines of old , the idea of a white man living in langa by choice is f*cking laughable So if your not from Capetown its just about watchable but please don't think your getting any sense of this town from the movie
2012-03-15
Fast-paced fun with two outstanding leading men performances!
'SAFE HOUSE': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Denzel Washington is teamed with Ryan Reynolds for this action/thriller buddy film. It was directed by Daniel Espinosa and written by David Guggenheim. It tells the story of a rogue CIA agent fugitive and a rookie CIA agent on the run together after the safe house the fugitive was being held at is attacked. Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson and Sam Shepard costar. The movie is intense, fast-paced fun with two outstanding leading men performances.

Washington plays Tobin Frost, a former CIA agent who is said to have gone rogue and is now their most wanted fugitive. Reynolds plays Matt Weston, a rookie CIA agent who is tasked with guarding a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa. When Frost turns himself in to the American Consulate, in order to avoid capture by mercenaries pursuing him, he's taken to Weston's safe house. While Frost is being interrogated mercenaries attack the safe house and Frost and Weston flee. Weston tries to keep Frost under control while avoiding their pursuers and trying to make their way to another safe house. In the process he learns from the veteran CIA agent and begins to question his guilt as the two, of course, oddly bond.

Washington and Reynolds aren't the best pairing but both do their parts well. Their characters are fully developed and interesting. The directing is energetic and sufficiently flashy as well, keeping the story going at just the right pace to keep it involving. Not a masterpiece but still an entertaining suspense thriller.

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2012-05-15
Completely Average, with lazy writing
I can only imagine the 7.0 rating for this film comes from affection for Denzel Washington or Ryan Reynolds, but other than the details of what Denzel has and how Reynolds is going to find him again, the story is old, old, old.

There are easy tip offs to bad/lazy writing (or studio interference). One of the most dependable is that the villain or bad guy or bully is a professed Christian. I know, that's shockingly original. The other tip off of horrendously lazy and creatively bankrupt thriller writing was displayed in this film (and has been done to death by others): *SPOILER, SPOILER* THE VILLAIN IS A BAD CIA AGENT. Whoa, never saw that coming (in the first four minutes of the film). And, the writer/producers just kicked up their laziness a notch by *SPOILER SPOILER* giving us the CIA willing to cover it all up to protect their reputation.

The director tried for a more interesting approach to telling the story, by playing with the chronology of time for short periods within select segment, but, believe me, this was no "Memento." I kept watching, hoping the movie would be better than it was. It could have been really good, I mean, look at all the acting talent that went to waste, like Brendan Gleeson and Reuben Blades. But the most under-used actor was the amazing Vera Farminga in a thankless and one-dimensional role as the tough case-manager chick in The Company. Giving an actress of her caliber such crap should be a creative Felony, punishable by ten years of directing webisodes.
2012-05-26
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