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REVIEW: Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds deliver pure adrenaline rush in 'Safe House'

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynold's new thriller “Safe House” is pure adrenaline. The sheer force of action ricochets through the theater as Team Washington and Reynolds deliver one intense action film.Both actors ground the propulsive, violent film with excellent performances. The two keep things real for the two-hour duration. Denzel plays traitorous CIA agent Tobin Frost, whose predatory gaze and suave demeanor both slices and charms. He’s an ex-agent who has seen and done terrible things and has finally reached a limit. His gruff persona exudes exhaustion, yet manages to stay slick and venomous. Watching Frost wreck havoc on his assailants is entertaining, but Washington adds much more to the character than just typical beat downs. Reynolds is the rookie idealist agent Matt Weston, who swears to protect Frost from the swarms of bad guys crashing down on them at every turn. Reynolds is smart to not overplay the tough guy part but to keep his character fledgling and on the verge of ...

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