Friday, February 10, 2012

In Theaters : SAFE HOUSE (2012)

Official Synopsis : For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A "housekeeper" who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he's had proves to be the most dangerous man he's ever met, Weston readies for duty.

Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA's known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he's done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he's now back on the reservation with a secret.

As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston's safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it's up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they're both eliminated from the game.

Genre: Thriller, Action

Critical Response : Mixed. The movie is held together by its cast, particularly Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, who work extremely well together, but many reviewers found the movie to be lacking in the screenplay department and the Bourne-stylized action sequences have been appreciated by some and disapproved by others. Fans of entertaining spy thrillers should be able to enjoy "Safe House" despite its shortcomings, but overall it doesn't bring anything new to the genre. Rated 53% on Rottentomatoes.com from 47 positive and 42 negative reviews (Average Score : 5.7 out of 10).

More Details : 

  • Starring : Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Ruben Blades.

  • Director : Daniel Espinosa.

  • Screenplay : David Guggenheim.

  • Running Time : 114 min.

  • Rating : R for strong violence throughout and some language.

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