Safe House

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Interesting characters clash in extremely violent thriller.

R 2012 115 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 18+
age 12+

Too much prolonged violence

Ryan Reynolds and Denzl Washington are pretty good in this. But, it's the typical violent (over the top violence), macho "lone wolf" who can survive anything story. I don't know why it's rated R. The language is relatively tame for an R (lots of sh*t, h*ll, d*mn...I can't recall if f* was used). Aside from 1 scene where a woman gets into the shower with her boyfriend (altho you don't see anything but her back) right at the beginning, there's no sex or innuendo. There's just lots & lots of gore and violence. Some of the scenes go on & on. Even toward the end when you think it's over, there's more gore. My 6th grader watched it and I wasn't uncomfortable aside from the over the top violence. Denzl is a former CIA agent so all kinds of bad guys are after him and they have top notch guns and fighting skills. Did I mention it's gory? The plot was not even that clever. We saw it free on HBO, and I'm glad I did not pay good money.

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Too much violence

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