Saturday, January 15, 2011

Salt (2010)

Director: Philip Noyce. Cast: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor. 100 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Thriller.

has two halves, in both of which story logic is sacrificed for good action sequences. In the first, a Russian defector tells Jolie in the middle of a CIA complex with tens of cameras on him, that she's actually a sleeper spy. Wasn't there anywhere worse for him to say that? In the second half, Jolie is out on incredible missions, but we're clueless whose side she's on, so we're confused whether to root for her or not. The ending paves the way for a sequel using such idiotic story contraptions, you're back to square one: good action sequences.

PS: I can't believe this is the same person who directed Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

Mo says:


  1. a very commercialized movie...I realy wanted to flash forward to get out any sooner from the cinema :) but Angelina Jolie as usual wanted to be the herroine for the film and on no side!!

  2. Now that I look back, I'm suprised I gave this movie a "So-so". This should've gotten a "No-Mo". Bad!