Safe House [Blu-ray] [UltraViolet] [Includes Digital Copy] [2012]

  • SKU: 5273801
  • Release Date: 06/05/2012
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (227 out of 236)

    Special Features


    • Making Safe House
    • Hand-to-Hand action
    • Building the Rooftop Chase
    • Inside the CIA

    Synopsis


    Safe House
    A rookie CIA operative goes on the run with a rogue former intelligence officer after a South African safe house comes under attack by heavily armed mercenaries. Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent just waiting for the perfect opportunity to prove himself. But that's no easy task when you've been cooped up in an empty Cape Town safe house for a whole year. Weston realizes that a prime opportunity is headed his way, however, when he learns that former agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been captured after nearly a decade on the run. Frost is about to become Weston's one and only guest at the safe house, and the fledgling agent is determined to handle the situation like a true professional. But by selling U.S. secrets to countries like North Korea, Frost has made more than his fair share of enemies in high places, and shortly after he arrives at the safe house, all hell breaks loose. A small army of gunmen are determined to see Frost dead. Meanwhile, Weston will do everything in his power to protect Frost, regardless of his crimes. Now Weston's only hope for getting out of this alive is to find out who's gunning for them, and seek out someone he can trust before it's too late. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Denzel Washington
      Denzel Washington - Tobin Frost
    • Ryan Reynolds
      Ryan Reynolds - Matt Weston
    • Vera Farmiga
      Vera Farmiga - Catherine Linklater
    • Brendan Gleeson
      Brendan Gleeson - David Barlow
    • Sam Shepard
      Sam Shepard - Harlan Whitford



    Customer rating

    4.5
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I liked it enough

      Posted
      Treydle
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      You’re in a position that requires very little of you and have been for some time. Then you hear your significant other is getting a new job nearly 6,000 miles away and begin angling for a transfer but before you can get it you are dropped in a situation unlike any you’ve ever been in. What do you do? Matt Weston (played by Ryan Reynolds) is the guardian of a CIA safe house in Cape Town, South Africa. While he is required to conceal the true nature of his workplace and his employer, once he’s entered the office, turned on the lights and locked the door behind him, he’s done just about everything he needs to do that day. Meanwhile, the Agency’s most wanted fugitive, CIA agent turned traitor Tobin Frost (played by Denzel Washington) has been arrested in a nearby embassy while trying to escape the men who’d already murdered his business contact. Senior management at the Agency is stunned and determined to find out what Frost (Washington) was running from in addition to ascertaining the true extent of the damage he’s already done since going rogue more than ten years earlier. However, before Frost cooperates, hostile forces break through the facility’s defenses and assassinate Frost’s armed escorts. Soon Weston (Reynolds) is on the run with Frost in tow all while trying to keep them both alive and deliver Frost to the intended destination. If you’ve seen Enemy of the State, Man on Fire, Unstoppable, or Spy Game, you’ll no doubt recognize the directing style of Tony Scott in this latest film starring Denzel Washington. The problem being that the director of this film is a man by the name of Daniel Espinosa and while I am a fan of Scott and his films, it shows a considerable lack of imagination on Espinosa’s part to direct his films in a near-identical manner. Putting that aside, Washington is exceptional as he often is, Reynolds is surprisingly good and spares us the sarcasm we’ve come to love and expect from him, and supporting players Brendan Gleeson, Vera Farmiga, and Sam Sheppard make the sub-plot almost as interesting as the main story. I enjoyed it a lot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Saved by the Denzel

      Posted
      moralepb1
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      Safe House is pretty derivative. It's one part Bourne, one part Man on Fire, and one part anything with Jack Ryan in it (The Hunt for Red October, Sum of All Fears, etc.). In spite of Reynold's character's desire to prove himself a worthy field agent, his fish-out-of-water status throughout most of the movie practically screams of Jack Ryan's ever uttered, "I'm just an analyst." On the other hand, Safe House is still entertaining. Unoriginal as it may be, Reynold's manages to sell his character just fine, and Denzel has never not been entertaining to watch. He continues to bring his best to whatever role he's in, and doesn't seem to be bothered by the lackluster proceedings that surround him. Denzel's just gonna do his Denzel thing, and it's awesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      If you liked BOURNE, you'll love DENZEL.

      Posted
      Thermo
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      Denzel Washington is a throwback to a time when the craft and the ability to explore and demonstrate that craft was the most important reason for getting an acting job. Today it is mostly the beefcake looks that get you in the door. But I compare Denzel with the late, great actor William Holden--a rock-solid, independent, intelligent, moral tower of strength. In this action-packed spy thriller, Denzel's character is being hunted because he has done the right thing--exposing dirty, black-ops secrets and off-the-books shenanigans by the CIA. Plenty of surprising twists and a great cast support Denzel as a rogue agent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent all around film!

      Posted
      briany
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      I couldn't be more impressed with this film. I never thought that I would say that Ryan Reynolds would be a good fit in an action-based film but he performed very well. Denzel is Denzel, smart, raw, and really brings his character to life as always. The writing, the acting, the cinematography, and the overall movie experience was outstanding. This movie keeps you wanting more as time progresses. I can't wait to hear the lossless audio track and see outstanding video quality on Blu-Ray! I will be buying this today!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Powerhouse movie & acting.

      Posted
      pegasusrider
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      For me, Ryan Reynolds is one of the most underrated actors of our generation. Starting out in mostly comedies (and very very good at those), I don't think he has been given his "dues" as not only a great comedic actor but hardly at all for his "serious" work. Here in this movie, he not only matches Denzel Washington (a high quality actor) scene for scene, but surpasses him in emotional ability. To be fair ... Reynolds part may have been the slightly more emotionally charge one in this script. Both actors stepped up to their respective challenges to make this a fast paced, hard hitting, original movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GREAT ACTING AND BLU PRESENTATION

      Posted
      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      Safe House doesn't distinguish itself or serve up any tasty spy-vs-spy surprises. But it's a decent genre pic, confidently shot and eagerly assembled, and it boasts performances from Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds that are worth the price of admission alone. Thankfully, though, Universal's Blu-ray release isn't quite so flawed. With an adrenaline-pumping video presentation, a pulse-pounding DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, and a solid selection of extras, fans will get plenty of bang for their high definition buck.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Denzel Washington Kicking Some Serious Butt

      Posted
      Crazybread
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      If you're a fan of Denzel Washington doing action movies, then Safe House is a good recommendation. The plot might be generic but it's all about the execution. Action wise, there's definitely plenty of it in the beginning and end but the movie quiets down during the middle section. By then, it's almost as if they didn't know what to do with the plot progression and we end up following the characters waiting for something to happen. Ryan Reynolds is also solid as the young naive agent who has to bring Denzel's character down.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A action packed movie

      Posted
      hotrodhankny
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      If you like action-thriller movies this one is definitely for you. You attempt to find out why CIA agent Frost played by Denzel Washington went bad and why they are after him. I'm not a big fan of Ryan Reynolds but he was excellent for the part of a CIA agent trying to prove himself in this one. You definitely won't be bored not for even a moment

      I would recommend this to a friend



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