Excerpt: Love her or hate her (and there’s plenty on both sides) you have to admit that Angelina Jolie is a bona fide movie star. Yes, she’s the offspring of Jon Voight, but she made a rather immediate impression with her roles in “Gia” and won an Academy Award for “Girl, Interrupted.
Excerpt: Directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Kurt Wimmer, 2010’s Salt begins inside a North Korean prison where an American woman named Evelyn Salt is being exchanged for a North Korean prisoner thanks to the efforts of her husband, Mike Krause (August Diehl), who had been making a bit of a stir and...
Excerpt: The Film Before he went on to make the Death Wish films his signature franchise, Charles Bronson starred in a now largely forgotten film called Telefon , which involved our man Chuck having to hunt down a series of Soviet sleeper moles.
Excerpt: Sony consistently puts out great looking Blu-rays, and this is no exception. The nearly flawless AVC encode has some jaw-dropping scenes, especially in the concrete jungles of Washington D.C. and New York.
Conclusion: You all still with me? Great! Well this is a no-brainer purchase for fans of the film. For genre fans of spy thrillers, I think you will be happy with this one too. It’s a little Dark Angel in its back-story mixed with a whole lot of Bourne / Bond wild action.
Conclusion: 'Salt' is surprisingly bland, despite some exciting action scenes and the sexy panache of Angelina Jolie. Its predictable, preposterous story defies logic, as does the heroine's superhuman ability to withstand a barrage of blows and perform an array of fantastical stunts.
Conclusion: Salt is a smart and very well made Thriller that's not content to simply follow formula. Phillip Noyce's latest picture is easily his finest, not only showcasing top-rate action scenes that are some of the best around, but telling a story that's as engaging and surprising as longtime genre fans...