Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Bluegrass Films,
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Rubén Blades, Joel Kinnaman, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick, Liam Cunningham, Tanit Phoenix, Jake McLaughlin, Fares Fares
Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a young CIA agent who runs a “safe house” where very important or dangerous “house guest” are hidden out of the way where no one can ever find them. Kept in total secrecy, the safe house is like the witness protection program on steroids. On a couple people know where it is, and in some cities they never see any action, and it’s a very good job to keep up on your reading list. In Cape Town, South Africa Matt suddenly gets a guest, Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), who is a well know rogue agent who suddenly turns himself in. He’s holding a very important secret. But when the safe house is suddenly compromised by a bunch of thugs who want to kill Frost, Matt and Tobin barely survive, but living though the next couple days could be more than either could ask. Way over his head, the couple keep one step ahead from everyone who’s looking to wipe them out. This leads to a classic cat and mouse chase that will leave you breathless.
Really! Denzel is an amazing actor. He’s perfect for this role. But balance that with Ryan Reynolds who was born to play this young, gung ho agent, who wants to do what’s right regardless of the cost. We get to feeling sorry for him right away as we know Matt is way in over his head, but Tobin must like him because he takes the time to teach Matt the ropes along the way. What he’s done to bring everyone down on him must be really awful, and it really seems that they’re not going to live through this. This is a very well done film, and very worth watching. Breathtaking chases, narrow escapes worthy of Jackie Chan, and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat make this well worth watching for adventure film fans. This is a breathless run for life that will keep you glued to the screen from start to finish. I really enjoyed this film.
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