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Safe House

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Action

Release Date :

February 10, 2012

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Daniel Espinosa

Starring :

Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Liam Cunningham, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Patrick, Sam Shepard, Nora Arnezeder, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Blades, Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares

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

“..together, Washington and Reynolds make a watchable team - and make the occasionally exciting "Safe House" more watchable than it deserves to be..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
Review rate : D

“..things drag considerably as the plot mechanics start to heave into motion..”
by Josh Bell [Las Vegas Weekly]
Review rate : D

“..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]
“..dramatically, the film hangs together well enough but the repetitive nature of the action and lack of stylistic shadings and nuance ultimately prove rather grinding..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..doesn't try too hard to hide that main objective while creating more of a two-handed modern-day spy thriller returning Washington to the role of anti-hero ala "Training Day" and "American Gangster"..”
by Edward Douglas [ComingSoon.net]
Review rate : B-

“..Basically, the movie is a fizzless Bourne episode crossed with Training Day..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : D+

“..a competently-acted but utterly forgettable procedural that's full of exasperatingly idiotic character decisions due to lazy scripting..”
by Shaun Munro [What Culture]
“..a "February" script with a "December" cast..”
by Joanna Langfield [The Movie Minute]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : D
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Reviewed by Justin Chang [Variety]
Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]

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