Like Liam Neeson and his perennial action movie releases, the equally charming Denzel Washington has been, in his last few movies, rewarding the fan bases of loud, frantic thrillers. With Safe House, he is a bad guy, or likely one, and the most and only endearing part of the film. His smile is infectious, and while you may not be sure what he is up to in this fast-paced action flick starring Ryan Reynolds, he is always rooted for and lights up the screen every time he is seen. The film itself is about an untested C.I.A. optimist who is forced to protect and return Washington’s seasoned agent and U.S. traitor amid gunshots and car chases. The movie is loud and fun, but fleeting.
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