So the first few reviews for Angelina Jolie's new Action-Thriller Salt have surfaced and it seems to have hit all the right notes with some key Tastemakers. Here's what critics are saying about the Philip Noyce (The Quiet American, Clear and Present Danger) film:
"Noyce rolls up his sleeves and delivers an unpretentious piece of action-movie craftsmanship that proves worthy of its star's own consummate professionalism." - Justin Chang, Variety
"While preposterous at every turn, Salt is a better Bond movie than most recent Bond movies, as its makers keep the stunts real and severely limit CGI gimmickry." - Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
"Since the plot is outlandish, the best way to describe this hybrid is not as a spy-actioner-thriller, but as a star vehicle for Angelina Jolie who deserves better than the second-rate text." - Emmanuel Levy, Emmanuellevy.com
"It's like a John le Carré double-agent yarn compacted into comic-book pulp as if by the makers of Con Air" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
In a nutshell: great action, bad dialogue, thrills galore. Which seems to be what its Trailer is promising.
Although Inception seems to have hi-jacked the Box Office for now, expect Jolie to de-throne that rival this coming weekend.