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Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another safe house. Written by
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Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) is the CIA's most dangerous rogue agent. He is captured and taken to the Cape Town safe house where rookie CIA operative Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) is in control. It's supposed to be a quiet post but all hell breaks loose.
This is a tight little action thriller. Denzel is again his controlled best. Ryan plays the rookie well. These two have great chemistry. They put this movie over the top.
The only thing that's truly missing is based on a book or comic book or 3 more sequel setup for the franchise. This is simply a tight thriller anchored by a couple of top notch actors.
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