Denzel Washington is taking us on an exciting wild ride in “Safe House”. Washington is Tobin Frost, a former CIA agent who went rogue many years ago until one day he turns himself in. Wanting to get information from him he is taken to a safe house where he is questioned by all means necessary. The “hotelkeeper” is Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) who is shocked to see who their tenant is.
Not long after his arrival the safe house is under attack. Weston’s job is to make sure to take all means necessary to keep his guest safe. When time is running out they must evacuate the house and go on the run together. Frost is a master manipulator and Weston is concerned about his safety. Frost tries to explain to Weston why he went rogue and allow him to discover that the CIA is corrupt and he will just be another agent left behind.
Weston follows his orders and takes Frost to another safe house. The twists and turns only intensify from there. “Safe House” is a pleasing thriller that will capture your attention. However it was not as exciting as expected. I did not care for the grainy camera work and found the storyline a little bland. You could parallel this film to the Jason Bourne films, but it pales in comparison. The only thing saving this film is the amazing performances from Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. If you are looking for a little excitement you’ll get it from this film, but for me I could wait for the DVD.