Despite the star power of Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, Safe House is earning lackluster reviews from critics.
The action thriller features Washington as a rogue CIA agent and Reynolds as the rookie tasked with watching him. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire gave the movie just one and a half stars out of four, saying:
“This is a frenetically paced jumble of shaky-cam tricks and quick edits, dizzying car chases and deafening shootouts.”
Receiving even weaker reviews is The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams as a woman who loses her memory after a serious car accident, and Channing Tatum as her husband, who tries to remind her of the life they shared.
Lemire also gave this one and a half stars, saying: “The Vow serves as a series of precise if obvious moments and emotional cues we must endure en route to the inevitable reconciliation, complete with an intrusively heart-tugging score and too much explanatory voiceover from Tatum.”
Here's a look at how these movies and others fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film:
Rampart: Metacritic, 70; Movie Review Intelligence, 64.8; Rotten Tomatoes, 75. Average: 69.9.
Safe House: Metacritic, 52; Movie Review Intelligence, 59.2; Rotten Tomatoes, 53. Average: 54.7.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island: Metacritic, 40; Movie Review Intelligence, 46.4; Rotten Tomatoes, 44. Average: 43.5.
The Vow: Metacritic, 45; Movie Review Intelligence, 45.3; Rotten Tomatoes, 29. Average: 39.8.
Photo: Dwayne Johnson stars as Hank in ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.’