Movie Review

Movie Review – Safe House

Denzel and Reynolds are lost amongst the detritus of this Bourne Supermacy-esque action flick, with terrifying editing, an overuse of shaky-cam and a deficit of character development: Safe House is one of the few Washington films I’ve seen where I’ve been left disappointed. Sure, there’s a certain level of tension to proceedings, and the cast all try valiantly, but the inanity of the script and the whizz-bang direction from Espinosa leaves one staring to become slightly motion-sick. Fact is, Safe House is a soulless thrill-ride, lacking genuine heart behind the double-crosses and pursuits. It stirs the imagination initially, but the bizarre leaps in logic and practicality the narrative shoehorns into a fairly limited script just kill any momentum it might have had.