Metacritic Movie Ratings
Safe House Reviews

3.0

52

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Compared with a superior potboiler like "Salt," which messed with your brain in entertainingly far-fetched ways, Safe House is action-movie porridge gussied up into a less-clever-than-it-seems mystery.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Safe House has two powerful performances at its core, a hectic plot, a huge body count and a mild sense of déjà vu amid the pulse-quickening tension.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Terse and understated, this is a spy vs. spy tale designed to minimize talk and maximize action, not at all a bad thing in movies but over-worked to near-exhaustion here.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJohn Anderson

    Safe House is a sturdy enough thriller, but one that consistently defaults to the less interesting of its two lead characters.

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