“Safe House” movie review

Denzel Washington is one of my favorite actors, so in the name of research, I checked out “Safe House.” It’s safe to say that Washington’s intensity and brute force pick up this movie and carry it from start to finish. Ryan Reynolds holds his own, but in the emotional scenes, Washington simply overpowers him. The action is incessant; continuing at such a break-neck pace, you find yourself wishing for a moment’s rest. Daniel Espinosa directs the film like a teenager who’s just downed a 12 pack of Red Bull. The camera work is so quick and jumpy it’s almost disorienting at times. Expect a few gaping plot holes as well as the requisite twist that’s meant to surprise but ends up falling mostly flat. Another conspiracy theory-driven film that does a fair job of entertaining if you don’t mind checking your brain at the door.