Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Safe House

Once again, thanks to Nuffnang, I got to watch Safe House last Wednesday night at e-Curve. In fact, this movie is so good that I watch it twice! In the cinema!

I'm not a fan of Ryan Reynolds (doesn't mean I dislike him) but after this movie, I totally change my mind on him. Man! He does know how to act! Of course, I wanted to watch the movie all because of Denzel Washington. Such a brilliant actor he is!

The storyline is simple so I'm not going to elaborate much on it, you just have to go watch it yourself. The movie mainly focus on Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) a CIA who is located at a safe house everyday to standby and 'take care' if there's any 'guest' visiting.
Matt Weston in the control room of the safe house
Matt's girlfriend, Ana Moreau (Nora Arnezeder), both of them are madly in love with each other but Ana has no idea what so ever what Matt's job really is. All of his details in life and work are all lies to cover up that he's a CIA.
The girlfriend Ana Moreau
Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) is a rogue ex-CIA who's wanted after acquiring some invaluable files and forces to turn himself into the US embassy in South Africa.
Tobin awaiting to be interrogated
He was then brought in to the safe house where Matt is located to be interrogated but soon enough the safe house was attack. Matt as the ONLY guardian of the 'guest' escape from the attack and tries to re-locate Tobin to another safe house.

Taking orders for the re-location from Matt's mentor/superior, David Barlow (Brendon Gleeson) and another official Catherine Linklater (Vera Farmiga). Matt is force to join forces in a bizarre way with Tobin to get away from whoever are hunting for Tobin and bring Tobin to a another secure location.
David Barlow the mentor/superior
Catherine Linklater (left) another CIA official
Tobin and Matt escaping
The movie does not have any special effects but gun shots, car crash, fighting scenes were all very real, very into-your-face kind. You can feel the OUCH factor, next to your ears and you can feel the pain when someone gets punch.

The whole movie will keep you at the edge of your seat and you will not be able to predict what will happen next. The twisted ending is well written and Denzel Washington plays Tobin Frost sooo well.
The hardcore ex-CIA
Highly recommend you to watch it, if you like guns, cars, Denzel, CIA, ex-CIA, brutal fights or government corruption.

Enjoy watching and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone 

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