It’s pretty amazing watching the second life Netflix is capable of giving to all kinds of forgotten TV shows and movies, which will fade into the ether and then largely resurrect on the popular streamer. A great example of this came a few weeks ago, when a 2012 Ryan Reynolds action film that also stars Denzel Washington hit the banner. The movie is Secure house, which didn’t really catch the eye when it was first performed. Yet, as we noted at the time, Netflix users immediately cast The Devil – sending the title skyrocketing to the top of the streamer’s most-watched movies chart.
Ryan Reynolds Netflix Movie 2021
As mentioned above, however, what if you haven’t checked this one out yet? Well, time is running out. Secure house drops Netflix on November 15th.
In the film, Reynolds plays a CIA agent. He is tasked with moving a dangerous criminal away from a vulnerable safe house. In addition to Reynolds and Washington, the cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, and Sam Shepard. The Netflix synopsis of Secure house describes the plot thus: “CIA agent Matt Weston must get a dangerous criminal out of an attacked agency safe house and bring him to a safer place.”
Car chase scene from the movie “Safe House” (2012) starring Ryan Reynolds. It’s not a bad movie, today it takes the place of an action thriller. Also stars Denzel Washington. pic.twitter.com/wHhtz9Yl8N
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Why did the film gain instant popularity once it hit Netflix? It was probably due to some sort of Ryan Reynolds halo effect. His film free guy, for example, has been one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a movie theater this year.
Sadly, that old Reynolds movie hasn’t quite held up over time to be a hit with critics. At Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has a 53% review score. It’s based on 194 reviews, like this one from Empire magazine, which comments on the film: “Pretty exciting espionage, but stuck with a transparent plot.” Washington and Reynolds are watchable, but not exactly stretched out by these roles. “
Secure house Netflix trailer
If the prospect of Reynolds engaging in Jason Bourne-style spies sounds alluring, check out the trailer for Secure house below to whet your appetite even more.
Critics might not think this represents great art. But viewers, however, seem to be very happy with the film. It has a better audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, for example – 63%, based on over 100,000 ratings. There are also a lot of positive feelings about the film on social media.
A Twitter user, for example, noted that while the thriller doesn’t really break new ground, it’s “a fun watch” anyway.