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Safe House (2012)

Safe House



Thriller, Action

Release Date

February 10, 2012

MPAA Rating



117 min.


Universal Pictures

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Daniel Espinosa


Scott Stuber


David Guggenheim



Oscar winner 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 remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative (Reynolds) escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A "housekeeper" who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he's had proves to be the most dangerous man he's ever met, Weston readies for duty.

Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA's known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he's done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he's now back on the reservation with a secret.

As soon as Frost is brought in for debriefing, mercenaries come and tear apart Weston's safe house. Barely escaping, the unlikely partners must discover if their attackers have been sent by terrorists or someone on the inside who will kill anyone standing in the way. Now it's up to Weston to figure out who he can trust before they're both eliminated from the game.

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Denzel Washington stars as Tobin Frost and Ryan Reynolds stars as Matt Weston in 	Universal Pictures' Safe House (2012)
Denzel Washington stars as Tobin Frost in Universal Pictures' Safe House (2012)

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Denzel Washington
Filming A Scene for New Film 'Safe House'
Feb 20, 2011
Denzel Washington
Filming A Scene for New Film 'Safe House'
Feb 20, 2011


“..the pacing is uneven, the frenetic action is rarely suspenseful, the dialogue is neither witty nor intelligent..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..looks and feels like a thousand other similar movies, and does nothing but tread water in the genre..”
by MaryAnn Johanson [Flick Filosopher]
“..grainy and hyper-saturated, Safe House has the distinct look of deliberate "amateur" cinematography..”
by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]