A new hungry CIA agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is in charge of a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa. While his 12 month stay, he’s never had a “house guest” ever, until ex-CIA (who specialized in manipulation) Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) came walking into the door in handcuffs. Shortly after, the safe house comes under attack and Weston must bring Frost to the next safe house.
I enjoyed it a lot. If you like a lot of action, then this is your movie. I felt that after every 5 minutes of dialogue, there was an action scene. The action scene was great, a lot of gun play, bombs, and car chases. The plot was not that bad either, it kept me entertained for the whole movie. Daniel Espinosa (director) did a great job telling this movie. Even during the dialogue scene between Washington and Reynolds, the camera had a slight shakiness, which created a subtle tension without music and overacting. Sometimes, I wished that the scripted focused more on Frost, then Weston. It seemed that Frost should’ve be the focus and Weston should’ve been the co-star, but in the end, it all worked out.
If I could pick one thing to change, it would be the ending. I am not going to spoil anything, but I wished it was different. If you watched the movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The acting in this movie was great. Although, I did think Weston (Reynolds) cried a lot in this movie, but that didn’t really bother me. It was just shocking to see Reynolds actually showing some real emotions. This is not the usual douchy, confident, loud mouth Reynolds that we are used to. He’s different in this role, which I think is refreshing to see him act in a different role. Denzel Washington was his usual awesome self. Although, I wished they made he handsome. I can see why they down played his looks, because Reynolds’ pretty face. It’s as if Espinosa was filming Washington passing the “super action hero” torch to Reynolds. I’m not saying Washington should retire, no, far from it. It’s just the interpretation I got from the movie.
The music score was pretty minimal, which worked in this film. There is one song that stood out from the rest is Jay-Z and Kanye West’s No Church In The Wild is amazing. The beat and lyrics are perfect for this movie’s ending credits.
9 out of 10. It was a fun ride. The movie was 1 hour and 55 minutes, but it felt like an hour. A great movie to take your man to.
What’s your thought on Safe House? What movie would you like me to review next?