75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Safe House rockets along, taking a familiar formula and making it work - hard.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Compared with a superior potboiler like "Salt," which messed with your brain in entertainingly far-fetched ways, Safe House is action-movie porridge gussied up into a less-clever-than-it-seems mystery.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Safe House has two powerful performances at its core, a hectic plot, a huge body count and a mild sense of déjà vu amid the pulse-quickening tension.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Worse, Safe House asks us to believe that Ryan Reynolds can outclass Denzel Washington in the art of being a hard-ass. Not on this planet, baby.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Terse and understated, this is a spy vs. spy tale designed to minimize talk and maximize action, not at all a bad thing in movies but over-worked to near-exhaustion here.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Safe House is a sturdy enough thriller, but one that consistently defaults to the less interesting of its two lead characters.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I'm not getting the most of his (Washington) charisma or enough of that million-dollar dental work. I'm not getting the joy, and I miss that.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Safe House devolves into unexciting action scenes that feel left over from the "Bourne" flicks and are peopled with cloak-and-dagger stereotypes.
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40

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
It was only a matter of time before someone made a Tony Scott movie without Tony Scott.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Safe House is an idea for a movie. It's a few blustery gestures in the direction of a story, with five good actors doing their best, trying to hold up the barest frame of an idea, while investing the surrounding emptiness with all the truth they can muster.
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52 out of 100
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