“Safe House” is entertaining and engrossing. My expectations were low as friends I respect had not enjoyed it but I was pleasantly surprised. It grabbed me from the first frames.
This is a very traditional thriller with realistic fights, car chases that remind me of the best bit of “Bullitt” and a few explosions. If you want bigger and better CGI and 3D, go see another movie.
If you long for a return to simple and straightforward stories in film, this is for you.
Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is bored. He is guarding a Cape Town, South Africa safe house for the CIA and he never has any house guests.
Then, rogue CIA agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) shows up. From that point on, it’s a buddy on the run movie through amazing city and country settings.
Jean Reno has a brief (too brief!) cameo and all the supporting cast are terrific. Vera…
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