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Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington take time off from all that Hollywood movie star business (I imagine this involves lots of traveling, dating supermodels, and eating at expensive restaurants, but I could be wrong) to bring you into the world of “Safe House”, where ex-CIA guys go bad and current CIA guys are on the verge of going bad. Or something like that. It all looks pretty intense, though, and I guess that’s the whole point.
Reynolds plays Matt Weston, a bored CIA guy in charge of a safe house in sunny Cape Town, South Africa. Ol Weston has a nice girlfriend but dreams of doing something more exciting with his life. He gets his wish when Washington, playing Tobin Frost, shows up, bringing along a mess of guns with guns along with him. The two enemies must team up to survive, while the CIA attempts to locate them for some nefarious purposes. In the end, we learn that it’s all fun and games until someone gets shot in the eye.
Also starring Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Fares Fares, Robert Patrick, Nora Arnezeder, Liam Cunningham, Joel Kinnaman, Ruben Blades and directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Shooting up Cape Town February 10, 2012.
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