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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sheep Movie Review: Safe House directed by Daniel Espinosa

Safe House, directed by Daniel Espinosa and starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Vera Farmiga and Sam Shepard is an action-packed suspense-mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

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.

Like a good conspiracy theory movie that's also jam-packed with action and bone-crunching fight scenes? Then you'll really like Safe House. Denzel and Ryan are two compelling characters to watch in this one, both coming from different points of view but with equally gripping storylines. This film gives you absolutely no time to "settle in" or even get bored for that matter. It's paced perfectly to carry you along and gradually unravel the mystery of this story.

Some good twists and turns will you keep you guessing on who's working for whom and where on earth can you go when everyone seems to want you dead. It's a spy thriller in the basic sense and sure if you've seen one you've seen them all but the actors came ready to do their job and the script keeps you right in the thick of it. If you like these types of films then it won't be money wasted and I thought it was enjoyable enough to risk the high ticket price.

Thank the heavens for NO corny dialog or LOL moments when the actors try to "make a funny" in those ever-intense scenes which would have ruined the overall mood of the film. This movie gets gritty and dirty almost to the point where you think you're watching a street brawl. The fight choreography shows in some parts but more so in Denzel's character than in Ryan's, with the younger of the two taking the brunt of the action scenes. Not to say Denzel dosen't bring it with his skills, both as an actor and in the fight scenes. Magnificent car chases which are not burdened with an overuse of CGI, this one's all thrill with the dialog to back it up.

Our secondary characters bring the movie around as Brendan and Vera head up the typical CIA big wigs you want to slap! How many conspiracies is the government covering up? Hollywood seems to think it's more then we'd care to acknowledge but hey, it makes for great film. If my teddy bear (Brendan) is in a film and backed up with the likes of Denzel, you throw in some action and things that go "boom" and I'm sold. An exceptional job with sets and on-location shooting leave me pleased with Safe House I got everything I could have hoped for plus a little more.

Getting 4 'help, help I'm an innocent American being taken hostage' Sheep


  1. I plan on seeing this movie because of two simple words...Denzel Washington. I love any movie he makes. I don't care if the movie is crappy, I would pay $10 a ticket just to look at him and hear him talk.

    1. lol YES! I totally agree :) it helps that the movies super enjoyable though

  2. Woot Woot! Go Denzel. I want to see this one. Glad it is a good as I hoped.

  3. Ooooh, this looks so good! I'm going to pin it. My new obsession.

  4. It’s a serviceable thriller that should satisfy those late winter cravings from action fans who haven’t seen enough bullets and fists flying onscreen. Nothing special but Reynolds and Washington make it better than it has any right to be. Good review. Check out mine when you can.

    1. Thanks Dan I'd check yours out if you can leave a link? :)