Safe House parents guide

Safe House

Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) wants to get more experience as an agent in order to climb the CIA ladder. He gets that and more when the safe house he is babysitting is asked to watch Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), a rogue operative with enemies on both sides of the law.

Why is Safe House rated R? The MPAA rated Safe House R for strong violence throughout and some language.

Safe House
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Safe House rated R? Safe House is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence throughout and some language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, choking and stabbing, sometimes in a brutal context (some blood and detail shown).

- Depictions of torture.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

- Limited embracing and kissing.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and mild cursing.

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Safe House
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Brutal Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Safe House is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Safe House movie is June 5, 2012. Here are some details…

Safe House releases to home video on June 5, 2012.

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Ryan Reynolds is asked to safeguard the whole world when he is selected to become a Green Lantern. Denzel Washington plays characters championing racial rights in the movies Remember the Titans and The Great Debaters. Another rouge agent takes on his former employer in The Bourne Franchise (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum).