Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Movie Critique: Safe House

Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds ) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another safe house. Stars:Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Robert Patrick.

It's always a good sign when CIA-operative-gone-bad movie when you don't know who to trust until the end. And Safe House certainly sticks to that movie formula. 

Filled with some twists that might bring you to the edge of your seat, the movie keeps you wondering what's on the super-sercret file that everyone seems to want and is willing to kill to get their hands on it.

I'm a fan of both Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds as actors and find them both perfect in their roles. And there's a romantic element to the storyline, but irrelevant to the show and, sadly, left open-ended when the movie ends.

Gun fights and car chases/crashes from some holes in the plot and about the time you start getting bored, crazed gunmen burst into the scene and suck you right back into the action.

It's a go-see, especially for the action/suspense movie lovers.

Screened on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at Bay City 8, Bay City, MI

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