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The most dangerous renegade from the CIA, 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 escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.
Action Thriller - This is a gritty, violent action thriller aimed at young male
audiences. Fans of the two top-billed stars should enjoy while other
known faces in supporting roles have much smaller screen time. While
harsh language is at a fair minimum, bloody violence makes the film
inappropriate for children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Safe House has B-movie sensibilities with an A-list cast - a formula that sometimes provides reasonable entertainment, except in a situation like this when it's plain most of the well-known players are on hand for purposes of refreshing their bank accounts.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Safe House has two powerful performances at its core, a hectic plot, a huge body count and a mild sense of déjà vu amid the pulse-quickening tension.
Washington PostFull Review Average If we're still unconvinced after "Safe House," it's largely because the film spends less time on the promising interplay between Reynolds and Washington than on generic spycraft action its makers aren't quite up to.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 235 moviegoers:
TEENS:Great Reviews! Three-quarters of both the males and females loved "Safe House." Most of the remaining quarter rated it an average movie, which is a bit disappointing but not bad. Just a few rated it below average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Just over half the males and females loved "Safe House." Approximately another quarter indicated they enjoyed it very much, rating it above average. Unfortunately, there were a fair number who only rated it as an average movie, with a few rating it below average.
ADULTS:GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females rated "Safe House" very high. Approximately half loved it with nearly all the rest rating it above average, which is great. Only a small percentage rated it average or below average.
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.