Great story. Worth watching.
‘Safe House’ is a formula movie that is well done but predictable. Shot in Cape Town but with very few local actors or so it seemed. It is slick, polished and in the vein of Bourne. Washington is, as usual, very good but hardly challenged. Ryan Reynolds handled the [pretty ordinary] dialogue well and produced a very credible performance.
I usually love Denzel Washington, but I just couldnt get into this movie. I ended up watching a little bit some days and then forgetting the story line, in the end I skipped to the end and didnt care enough to see what happened.
Usually like Denzel Washington movies. This was not as good as I thought it would be.
Great movie - thoroughly enjoyed it.
Very good movie, a decent story line that has plenty of action
Was actually very good - a bit "Jason Bourne" if you know what I mean. Quite violent, but very good action sequences. Dialog a bit hard to follow, but overall an excellent action movie.
Anything with Denzel Washington in it you know it will be good movie,it may not be GREAT but it was A OK, well worth a look..
i didn't know what to expect from this movie but it wasn't too bad. enjoyed the storyline & the action was good. was entertaining.
I didn't enjoy this as much as expected as I like both Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Too much shoot 'em up for me.
As Denzel films go this is not one of his best.
Absolutely loved this film and wished I'd seen it at the cinema, once again I blame marketing for it's short run. Denzel Washington, well what can be said other than he's one of the finest actors of his generation. Ryan Reynolds finally proves that he's not just Van Wilder. The fight at the end between two of the characters is brutal but you just can't look away.
Excellent movie. Great actors. Enjoyed by my husband and myself.
This is great movie. I liked the suspense and the twists and turns of the character. i highly recommend watching this movie if you are into a thinkers thriller... thoroughly enjoyed
I really liked this movie.... different from your average CIA movie, a bit clever... solid entertainment and certainly worth watching.
Okay. Some folks, especially guys, will love it I reckon.
OK movie , the bad guys are of olympic athlete standard ,Ryan's character ,in my opinion is unrealistic ,the plot is simple.
One criticism , the difference in the sound level between the noise and music and some of the quiet conversation.
Denzel is always great
A fast moving thriller with many twists and turns. Location excellent with good views of Cape Town
Action and main story line very good - as you'd expect with Denzel Washington. Underlying storyline around the espionage and corruption though very light on and was missing... Would have given it the 4-5 stars... 3 1/2 stars though as exciting movie.
Really great movie, lots of twists and great acting. I enjoyed it all the way through.
Good movie, typical Denzel action movies. He always add a layer of authenticity to these roles unlike your usual action heroes. Took me a while to find Ryan credible but he got there in the end.
Damn good action movie, lots of twists and turns and gripping to the end. Typically good Denzil Washington and surprisingly good Ryan. Thoroughly recommend.
Denzel Washington never appears in a bad movie. The story line is somple. A wee bit too much violence. But all in all a good movie. Would recommend it.
Fell asleep half way through. Disappointed especially as Im a fan on Denzel!!!
highly recommend this movie it was awsome
Can't go wrong with a film starring Denzel Washington, and this one is no exception. This movie is one of the best spy films I've seen - the acting, the action and the storyline all top notch. It's called "Safe House" but not all the events take place inside the house (re - spate of movies taking place in a small/confined area in recent years). No, the title more alludes to what might be perceived as a 'safe' house - the CIA, homeland security etc.. Two very excellent features of this movie is that all the action scenes are so realistically done, and all the viewer is brought right into the fight scenes so they are not merely (yet another) fight scene or gun battle, but taking the audience into the intimacy of the action. Ryan Reynolds is highlighted in this movie to his absolute best and he and Washington's character are put together in a finely-balanced interaction that bedazzles with subtely and impact. A film for adults with a non-confusing storyline and one of excellence in the action genre.
Wow what a movie Denzel is superb plenty of action and a good story
This is great story and with Denzel Washington actor, was great viewing
A little slow to get going but once the action starts it is full on. OK as some reviewers say there is not a whole lot that is new in the script and that is true as far as it goes, but then again there is not a whole lot new in any spy movie, it is how it is done and this one is done pretty well. Very enjoyable.
Very unoriginal and kind of boring.nothing much you haven't seen somewhere else.
Another bad movie.. Dont even bother wasting your time with this one..
Agree with the rest of the reviewers - full on action and a great script. Not that hard to pick the "baddies" in the CIA tho. Keeps you interested from beginning to end.
Really enjoyed this one. Denzel Washington is superb in this, as always. Worth watching.
If you like your typical full on action movies then you will love this one. I'm pretty much getting tired of the same ol' same ol' type of movie which has been done to death. I did enjoy it for a while but then was distracted and let my husband watch it to the end.
I enjoyed this - good espionage flick with a bit of confusion (I found) but all in all pretty good viewing.
good movie lots of action.
Good movie lots of action
Great movie, kept you on the edge of your seat.
Denzel Washington action. Couldn't ask for more than that! Fast moving, never a dull moment. I would highly recommend this movie if you are a person that likes action.
Top rate action movie set in South Africa but nothing really to do with South Africa, other than the setting. Action all the way. Denzel Washington is brilliant - I have been a fan since 1st seeing him in 'Training Day'. Ryan Reynolds does a good job.
This is one of those CIA ‘double Agent' type of plots and it was hard to work out who was double crossing who? This was obviously deliberate and makes for a great finish. Highly recommended for fans of action movies.
I like my action and thrillers movies and this did not disappoint at all, top show.
Excellent movie. Denzel Washington is such a brilliant and versile actor, never disappoints. Ryan Renolds played a strong part in this movie.
As always Denzel is superb and the up and coming Ryan Reynolds plays his part very well. Action, drama and suspense. great movie!
Good old Denzel. Always a good performance.
Worth a watch.
Took itself a bit too seriously and I think this movie would have been better served had it gone for pure action thrills rather than try to get a few muddled ideas across. The car chase is solid gold though.
Great action movie, just love Densel Washington
Posted Monday 9/07/2012.
This movie didn’t grab me at all, the beginning was dull, and then right through the movie it was gunshots, hiding and noisy car chases. No one knew who was who and I found it all amounted to nothing with a bad ending. Dull, noisy with a poor story line.
Maybe I am a high marker here but for action you will not be disappointed. It's pretty non stop. If you were looking for a thriller it is ok but the emphasis is much more on the ACTION here...
Good movie. Denzel Washington was a great cast for this movie as usual. The surprise was Ryan Reynolds in an action as I have only seen him in romantics and he did a good job in this movie. Worth a Saturday night watch so add it to your cue.
Good action movie, typical where the good guy gets beaten up but can still manage to run and keep fighting, whereas we would be looking for a hospital. If you like the Bruce Willis Die Hards, then this will please.
yep nothing special, but a really good watch, ryan reynolds is decent and dw is solid. 4/5
great actors,good movie best ive seen lately lots of action and good story
Great! was not what I expected, twists and turns kept me watching this one!
Brilliant, full of interest and intrigue with plenty of unusual twists and turns.
Another great movie with Denzel Washington! Entertaining from start to finish.. Ryan Reynolds impressive again.
I didn't think I was going to enjoy this film as much as I did. I was put off by the 'bonus' section, which I viewed before watching the movie, and thought "Oh no, it's full of car chases and fighting!" So I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the film and was it kept my attention to the end. The storyline has been done many times before... spy goes rogue, conspiracy, double crossing etc but it was a pleasant afternoon's viewing.
Lots of action: car chases, gun fights, fist fights, knife fights and so on. It all gets a bit tedious and hard to work out who is out to get who and why. It gets a bit clearer towards the end, only to end up just as confusing as ever.
good movie, nothing special or unique though.
brilliant! Am not a usual action fan - yeah simple plot - but Ryan Reynolds seems to be coming into his own as a leading man.
Yep, it's a simple plot and there is nothing new in it, but I like both main actors and therefore enjoyed it.
Nothing new about this one. Another car chase, a lot of fights and a story that has been told 1000 times. Only if you have time to waste.
Simple plot. A chase from start to end. Easy to watch.