On two separate occasions in this movie, the lead characters find themselves in a so called “safe house”. In both instances, the houses prove far from being safe. People keep getting killed in the safe houses. I think they need to change the name.
Other than that, this is a fairly adequate thriller. I mean, there’s intrigue…and spy stuff…and betrayals…and things like that. It will have you guessing at who the real villain is…for about 2 minutes, but then you’ll figure it out pretty quickly because it’s really obvious.
Denzel is his usual Denzel-self, and Ryan Reynolds is okay. The cast as a whole is fine. But the movie itself is just…there. Not much unexpected happens, but there are a couple of good fight scenes and chases and such, if you’re into that sort of thing.
“Run of the mill”…that’s a good descriptive term for this one. I guess it has a touch more realism than some other movies in the genre, but it still feels like something I’ve seen before…many times.