Friday, July 23, 2010

Movie Review: "Salt"

5. "Salt" is the perfect action movie.

4. "Salt" is one of this summer's few original films -- not a sequel, not an adaptation of a novel or comic book nor a remake of a television show -- and because of that has the ability to surprise and thrill unladen with preconceived notions of the characters or plot.

3. Angelina "World's Coolest Mom" Jolie fiercely embodies title character Evelyn Salt, giving her the tenacity to stomp adversaries in action sequences worthy of the "Bourne" films while providing the tender sensitivity that is the hallmark of her best work in "Girl, Interrupted" and "The Changeling."

2. Unlike the "Bourne" films, "Salt" mostly eschews hyper-stylized effects, making the action feel realistic without losing any of its awe-striking specter.

1. "Salt" features the best chase scenes since "The Fugitive" and "Run, Lola, Run," while the added moral ambiguity of Evelyn Salt's allegiances only twists the suspense knob up to "11."

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"Salt"
Run Time: 1 hour, 39 minutes
Rated PG-13‎‎
Genre: Suspense-Thriller‎
Director: Phillip Noyce
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alex Pettyfer, Gaius Charles
Finney's Flicks Grade: A

1 comment:

  1. rock solid. wanted to hate this. will give it a go, now.
    -Skyler

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