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#3525946 - 02/25/12 03:02 PM Safe House  
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I saw this last night and I highly recommend it. As always, Denzel Washington was fantastic and even Ryan Reynolds managed to hold his own and be pretty convincing.

If you enjoy spy/political thrillers with plenty of good small arms action, this is for you.

And yes, there's a pretty good "twist" at the end of the film. smile


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#3525967 - 02/25/12 03:41 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I saw this last weekend, a lot of action. Really good flick and worth the money seeing it!


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#3526129 - 02/25/12 10:14 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I was wondering about this movie. Trailer looks very interesting. Thanks for the Heads-up guys.
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#3526145 - 02/25/12 10:37 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Wow, haven't even heard of this one (don't watch much TV anyways); going to have to check it out. Ryan Reynolds can play a good "serious" character when he wants to (I thought he was really good in Smokin' Aces); and I don't think there's a single Denzel movie that I didn't like lol

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#3526188 - 02/26/12 12:24 AM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Denzel ROCKS, pure and simple.

Will watch this next week.


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#3526196 - 02/26/12 12:49 AM Re: Safe House [Re: semmern]  
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Originally Posted By: semmern
Denzel ROCKS, pure and simple.

You know an actor has a special talent when he can make a morally ambiguous guy seem so likable. smile


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#3526284 - 02/26/12 04:23 AM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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You should watch "Burried" w/Ryan Reynolds. I loved it, think Phone booth but under ground...


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#3526578 - 02/26/12 08:01 PM Re: Safe House [Re: Top Gun]  
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A solid movie, Denzel carried it.

I found that the abundant shakey cam work bothered me however, and I've never had shakey cam issues before.

#3527011 - 02/27/12 02:29 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I would not recommend seeing this film. I think the Bourne series did this type of flick much better.

I actually felt sorry for Ryan Reynolds - he is always a day late and a dollar short going up against Denzel (who was awesome!).

I would say rent the film or even better get it free from your local library when available.


edit...ugh, only 53% review on RT! I did not think it was that bad. I would give it a solid 70% rating.


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#3527019 - 02/27/12 02:36 PM Re: Safe House [Re: Patrocles]  
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Originally Posted By: Patrocles
I would say rent the film or even better get it free from your local library when available.


Local library? What's that? wink


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#3527028 - 02/27/12 02:42 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
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I would say rent the film or even better get it free from your local library when available.


Local library? What's that? wink


haha

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#3527064 - 02/27/12 03:04 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Well, that's the real rub. Frankly, my time is worth more to me than almost anything else.

BTW, I haven't looked, but please tell me Tony Scott didn't direct this.


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#3527068 - 02/27/12 03:07 PM Re: Safe House [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
BTW, I haven't looked, but please tell me Tony Scott didn't direct this.


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No he didn't. Some director I've never heard of directed it.


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#3527320 - 02/27/12 08:39 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I've just watched it and not sure what the twist was at the end?


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#3527341 - 02/27/12 09:04 PM Re: Safe House [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
I've just watched it and not sure what the twist was at the end?


Click to reveal..
Brendan Gleeson's character being the traitor?


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#3527357 - 02/27/12 09:20 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Can't be... I saw that a mile away...

So much for surprise twists.

I think it was OK, not bad, but hardly Denzel's best.

#3527788 - 02/28/12 02:58 PM Re: Safe House [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Over the hills and far away.
Gonna look this one soon.

I love Training Day with Denzel and Ethan Hawke.
Great movie!!

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#3527795 - 02/28/12 03:04 PM Re: Safe House [Re: Bib4Tuna]  
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Originally Posted By: Bib4Tuna

but hardly Denzel's best.
It wasn't his best by a long shot but it was still a solid movie IMHO. When you've been in movies like "Glory", "Man on Fire" and "Training Day", it's very hard for all of your subsequent films to reach the same level.

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