Excerpt: The HD picture has a deeply saturated color scheme, and the contrasts between the shadowy blacks and lighted areas are stark and richly detailed. There’s some pixilated grain, but the frenetic camera work and editing keep things in such a constant state of motion that it’s scarcely noticeable.
Excerpt: Tobin Frost, the most dangerous CIA agent to have ever gone rogue suddenly pops up in the US embassy in South Africa and surrenders himself. He gets transferred to a nearby safe house but little after his arrival, armed men attack and kill the entire protection squad.
Excerpt: Safe House details the cost of a world full of open information and technology through the eyes of two CIA agents. One is rogue, trading information as his grizzled persona has turned against the system that bred him.
Excerpt: Some storylines just seem to get old in a hurry. Perhaps it’s their abuse at the hands of incompetent filmmakers - tough to say. But when a tired premise gets tended to by elements worth their salt it can become surprisingly entertaining. And that’s the case with Universal’s latest big release,
Excerpt: The Film It's hard to cram two of the sexiest men alive into one action flick. Just you try it. That said, Safe House manages to pull it off, mainly thanks to the presence of Denzel Washington. Washington's career of late has become an endless loop of action flicks.
Conclusion: Safe House doesn't distinguish itself or serve up any tasty spy-vs-spy surprises. But it's a decent genre pic, confidently shot and eagerly assembled, and it boasts performances from Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds that are worth the price of admission alone.
Conclusion: 'Safe House' is your standard espionage film in which things are not always as they seem, which can be to the film's detriment, making for a fairly predictable action thriller. Still, director Daniel Espinosa's English-language debut comes with several thrills and plenty of excitement, supplemented...