Film Review – SAFE HOUSE (2012)

Safe House (2012; USA/South Africa/Japan; Colour; 115m) ∗∗∗  d. Daniel Espinosa; w. David Guggenheim; ph. Oliver Wood; m. Ramin Djawadi.  Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman, Fares Fares. A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. Washington and Reynolds are main assets of otherwise routine espionage action thriller. The action scenes lose tension due to haphazard nature of the editing and the script lacks depth in characterisation and plot. [15]

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