Safe House (2012)
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
Genre : Action/Thriller
Country : USA
Ryan Reynolds : Matt Weston
Denzel Washington : Tobin Frost
Vera Farmiga : Catherine linklater
My opinion on “Safe House”
Denzel Washington .. This must be a good movie, I thought. In the end it was just a faint mix of action, corruption in a government department, car chases, lots of ammunition being shot around and some bloody fighting scenes .. nothing new and a wafer-thin story. Abführen … next please.
I saw this summary on IMDB which is hilarious and to the point :
Allow me to diagram the plot for you:
01. A hit squad – hired by the CIA – knows where their rogue agent is and converges on him to kill him.
02. Rogue agent escapes, only to turn himself in to US government.
03. Bumbling CIA team tries to make him talk, only to be ambushed by original CIA team.
04. Rogue CIA agent is saved by silly patriotic CIA agent.
05. Bumbling CIA leaders argue.
06. Silly patriotic CIA agent tries to turn in rogue agent only to be attacked by original CIA team.
07. Rogue agent escapes and is later recaptured by silly agent.
08. Silly agent is attacked by another CIA agent.
09. Silly agent learns CIA is corrupt.
10. Rogue agent dies and silly agent goes rogue.
So, in other words, the CIA attacks the CIA to try to prevent the CIA from learning that the CIA has dirt of the CIA. Yeah, that makes sense!
I rest my case.