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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Safe House

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

SAFE  HOUSE

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Safe House has most all of the ingredients of a good thriller with two big stars: Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.

One is a notorious CIA turncoat.

After a while the twists get more than a little sluggish -- they get goofy and hard to know who's who and why the good guys turn out to be bad guys.

It's frustrating!

But just hang on and enjoy a fast and furious ride full of everything from mayhem to water boarding. 
As much as I love Denzel Washington, I just have to say there are no safe houses.

This film starts out strong and smart, but in no time turns weak and stupid.

It is a tense action/thriller filled with multiple shoot-outs and car chases; but it has so many double-crosses, cheats, and hidden agendas that you wonder who it is you are rooting for.

It's all big promises with no payoff.  
This film is another general, or nonspecific spy thriller.

There are car chases, double-crosses, and more than enough amounts of graphic violence, but all of which add up to almost nothing.

The pacing is not smooth, the wild action is rarely suspenseful, the dialogue is neither clever nor amusing, and the anti-climatic ending drags along slowly to an improbable conclusion. 

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