Safe House
Safe House (2012)

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the action-thriller Safe House. Washington plays the most dangerous renegade from the CIA, who comes back onto the grid after a decade on the run. When the South African safe house he's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Safe House stars Washington and Reynolds are let down by a thin script and choppily edited action sequences.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The film's super-saturated look and quick cutting are mere substitutes for any real sense of intrigue.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

I won't deny that the movie hooked me with sheer brute energy and dragged me along with it most of the way.

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Jo Berry
The National (UAE)

Reynolds is great, too, but the film truly belongs to Washington as the gruff, clever bad guy you'll end up rooting for.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

While director Espinosa hones in on the ambiguous battle between Weston's idealism and Frost's cynicism, British cinematographer Oliver Wood - who filmed the last two Bourne movies - shoots the hell out of everything.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Nothing really new here, but the cast is first-rate.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

[Daniel] Espinosa thrillingly weaves impossible situation into impossible situation, maneuvering his players like a chess game on steroids to an ending that should be satisfying to all. He's a master and we're sure to hear more from him.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

This is a naive director with so little insight you wonder what comic books he's been reading.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

"Safe House" has just enough bone density to emit some satisfying cracks and pops whenever the action gets going.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Though it's not a premise we haven't seen played out before on the silver screen, Safe House is a movie that sucks you in, guts you, and spits you out at the end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Decent if typical Hollywood action thriller with by now obligatory rah-rah underpinnings. By the numbers. Picked out the surprise twist ending bad guy in under… More
Albert Kim
Bourne is black... I mean back. No wait, this is the wrong review. All jokes aside, it delivers high octane action enough to please action junkies alike. And… More
Julie B
Eh. S'okay.
paul sandberg
While hardly breaking any new ground, Safe House has enough style and intrigue to keep you watching, in spite of knowing exactly how it will turn out (and… More
Dean King
A decent action/thriller with a few twists. You know you are always going to get a good performance out of Washington. Maybe it could have done with a bit more… More
Christian C
Engaging and exciting. Denzel Washington gives his typical, strong performance...although it is "typical" in that his character really isn't… More