Spies like her?

Updated: July 23, 2010 15:28 IST

"'Who is Salt?' is the question posed, for the past month or so, on the side of just about every bus in the land. To the extent that 'Salt' is a mystery, the question is apt enough."

Spies like her?
"'Who is Salt?' is the question posed, for the past month or so, on the side of just about every bus in the land. To the extent that 'Salt' is a mystery, the question is apt enough." (Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
"Is she — played at high velocity and with steely ferocity by Angelina Jolie — a Russian mole, a C.I.A. superassassin or a little of both?" But to the much greater extent that 'Salt' is an action movie, the more salient question might be: What does Salt do?" (Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
"You name it. On the run from suspicious colleagues in the C.I.A. after she has been slandered or had her deep cover blown by a Russian defector, Salt proceeds to assemble a rocket launcher out of office furniture and cleaning supplies." (Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
"That's just an overture, really, to a symphony of hurtling, fairly ingenious fights and escapes." (Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
"It all happens in such a frenzy of momentum and on-the-fly exposition that some of the more preposterous elements in the story will strike you only in retrospect."(Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
Liev Schreiber (right) and Chiwetel Ejiofor, squabbling as two C.I.A. officers chasing Salt. They "are skilled at suggesting potential ambiguities about their characters without distracting attention from the star."(Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
"Perhaps the most ridiculous scene in 'Salt' has Ms. Jolie walking away unnoticed from the aftermath of a multi-vehicle smashup. I suspect this was meant as a joke, since her magnetism is the film's foundation and reason for being."(Source: New York Times)
Spies like her?
"She is the prime special effect, and a reminder that even in an era of technological overkill, movie stars matter."(Source: New York Times)

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