15 certificateSafe House is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Safe House is a 4 star programme

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Safe House (2012)

Directed by
Daniel Espinosa

Several years ago, top CIA agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) went rogue, murdering several of his own colleagues in the process. Now, he has resurfaced and, in an attempt to evade the enemies he has accrued, is handing himself in to the US consulate.

Rookie agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is tasked with keeping Frost under wraps in a South African safe house, but when the location is charged by mysterious mercenaries, the pair are forced to escape. Matt remains determined to bring Frost in, until the inexperienced agent's calculating charge prompts him to question his loyalty to the cause.

A talented cast and a characterful setting lift this frantic actioner, with Washington's commanding performance reminiscent of his Academy Award-scooping turn in Training Day. A string of pulsating chase sequences full of handheld camerawork and rapid editing mean there's plenty to satisfy any action junkie. In the acting stakes, the high calibre trio of Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson and Sam Shepard are underused, but Washington delivers a villainously charismatic central performance.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/South Africa

Filmed in Colour


Image for Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington...Tobin Frost
Image for Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds...Matt Weston
Image for Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga...Catherine Linklater
Image for Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson...David Barlow
Image for Sam ShepardSam Shepard...Harlan Whitford
Rubén Blades...Carlos Villar
Nora Arnezeder...Ana Moreau
Image for Robert PatrickRobert Patrick...Daniel Kiefer
Image for Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham...Alec Wade
Joel Kinnaman...Keller
Fares Fares...Vargas
Jenna Dover...CIA Analyst
Stephen Rider...Richards
Daniel Fox...CIA Analyst
Image for Tracie ThomsTracie Thoms...CIA Analyst