WDBJ7 Movie Critic
5:00 PM EST, February 10, 2012
Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds star in the new action thriller "Safe House."
WDBJ 7's Chris Jenkins tells us if it's any good.
So you think you're job is hard, trying arresting Denzel Washington when he doesn't want you too.
That's what Ryan Reynold's finds himself trying to do in the new film "Safe House."
Matt Weston, played by Reynolds, is a young inexperienced CIA agent in charge of a safe house in South Africa.
His rather mundane job quickly becomes anything but when notorious former CIA agent Tobin Frost, played by Washington, is brought in for questioning.
When the safehouse is ambushed, Weston finds himself at the beginning of what will be a very long day, trying to keep himself alive while safely getting Frost back into CIA custody.
It's a compelling story that successfully blurs the line between the good guys and the bad guys.
And keeps you guessing along with Reynolds' character as to what exactly is going on.
"Safe House" is a violent action packed film with lots of fighting, explosions, car chases and guns-a-blazing, which is awesome.
But the film would just be OK, if it weren't for the master of intense, Denzel Washington.
When he is on the screen, your eyes are glued open. Whether he's simply getting in the mind of Reynolds' or fighting and killing folks and such, his performance is superb.
With a suspenseful story line, good performances from the actors and a silver screen often filled with CIA sanctioned violence, "Safe House" is a safe bet, and I thought it was pretty good.
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