Movie Review: Denzel Washington in “Safe House”


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Rating: 9/10

Denzel Washington, the G.O.A.T.? He just might be after his performance in Universal Pictures’ newest flick, Safe House, where he transports viewers back to his villainous role as in Training Day. Featured alongside Ryan Reynolds, Denzel delivers a classic performance as a rouge CIA agent, Tobin Frost, that was recently captured in South Africa and taken to a “Safe House” (a safe location for international criminals while they are extradited to the United States).

Holding secrets to the government’s deepest secrets on a microchip, Denzel challenges Ryan Reynold’s character, who must bring Denzel into the secure hands of the United States government. Chock full of action-packed scenes reminiscent of Matt Damon’s The Bourne Identity, viewers will tip their hat to the fighting choreography showcased in this film.

While we won’t give up too many of the details in the film, we can tell you that you will be surprised by the ending, and to add, we never knew that Ryan Reynolds could be tough.

From car chase scenes to Denzel running through roof tops in small shanty towns of South Africa, this will go down as one of the top Denzel films ever. Glory, Devil in a Blue Dress, Training Day, The Pelican Brief, Crimson Tide, and Deja Vu’ are all given a run for their money in this one as Denzel once again proves that he is, in fact, one of the greatest actors of our time. And yes, he does “the walk,” in this movie.

Might this be yet another Academy Award for Denzel? To answer that question with a question, as Jadakiss so eloquently put on his song, “Why” featuring Anthony Hamilton: “Why Denzel gotta be crooked/ before he took it?”

Go see this. You will not be disappointed! Check out Denzel and Ryan Reynolds prepping for the fight scenes below:

Safe House On The Set: The Fights