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Monday, March 26, 2012

Safe House Movie Review


March 26, 2012

Safe House directed by Daniel Espinosa. Starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick and Sam Shepard.

Ryan Reynolds plays mild mannered CIA agent, Matt Weston. Weston, who has little field experience,  is the 'reservation taker' for a 'Safe House'. For months on end, Matt sits in an empty building awaiting directives from the top.  Little did he know that his life would change with one phone call. Weston, is given the responsibility of watching Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) a former CIA agent that has decided to take all the secret laundry from every spy agency and sell it to the highest bidder. Making Tobin enemy number 1 for the CIA and everyone else.

Weston (Ryan Reynolds), finds himself over his head in protecting Frost. Weston struggles to dicepher who is right and who is wrong in the quest for the knowledge Frost possesses. In doing so, Weston also has to reconcile his own personal feelings when things aren`t so black and white as he perceived.

Filmed in the picturesque South African city of Cape Town. The stark contrast between the beauty of the city and the vile nature of the spy business give this movie credibility. 

A definite must see for any spy fan. It`s a spy movie with a conscience. Grab your soda, popcorn and enjoy. 

Safe House has a running time of 115 minutes and is rated R for the violence and language.

RAVENBRAN RATING   2.5 out of 5 claws

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