Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been trying to become an active C.I.A. agent for the past year. All he has been assigned to do is be a keeper of a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa. For all of that time, he hasnâ€™t even had any occupants, until he finally gets what he believes to be the break he has been waiting for. Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), an ex-intelligence officer has just been captured and is going to be sent to Westonâ€™s safe house for an interrogation. Tobin has been public enemy #1 to the C.I.A. since he went rogue, and started giving up government secrets to any country willing to pay. Now he has turned himself in and the government wants to know why. As soon as Tobin is transferred to the safe house, the house is compromised and is hit by a swarm of mercenaries. Matt and Tobin barely escape, and now they are on the run, because whatever secrets Tobin was trying to sell, has someone very high up, not wanting them to be leaked out. Matt soon learns that no one can be trusted, and itâ€™s up to him and Tobin to find out who is behind these attacks, before they are both eliminated.
Denzel Washington seems to never accept a bad movie role, and this role has continued his great character choices. Denzel is great as the main character in this movie, and it seems like whoever gets to play alongside him, always gets a little bit of that greatness pasted off to them. He and Ryan are superb together in this action packed thriller, that doesnâ€™t disappoint. There are a whole lot of shootouts throughout this movie, and pace is fast and furious. The story is good as well, although you kind of realize who is behind these hired assassins early on in the film.
It was also good to see Rubin Blades in a movie, as it has been quite some time since he was on the big screen. Denzelâ€™s cool and calm demeanor is definitely at one of its high peaks in this film. He always has a way of seeming like a really nice guy, until you get on his wrong side. I enjoyed this movie, and felt it was worth the price of admission. Also having the film shot in Cape Town, gave it a rough and gritty look. I gave this movie 2 Â½ stars out of 4. Once again, Mr. Washington can do no wrong when it comes to portraying great characters on the big screen. The film runs 1 hour and 55 minutes. It was rated R for strong violence throughout and some language. The script was written by David Guggenheim. The movie was directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Sometimes keeping something safe, can be bad for your health â€“ Ezo
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