Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Who is Salt?
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"
Couldn't have cared less about whether she was a Russian spy or not. Seriously, the plot in this is so nonsensical and boring, it's not even a joke. Humourless, baffling and uneventful.
Would have been better with some pepper dashed across it.
Now lets be honest here, Angelina Jolie is a very attractive woman.
She is also a very good actress.
But most of all, Angelina Jolie, is one complete bad ass.
She can kick ass more than any man. And as Evelyn Salt she gets many chances to do just that. For Salt is a film that embraces its own ridiculousness, and Phillip Noyce sets out to give us one brilliantly soundtracked, expertly choreographed action scene after the other.
It is genuinely exhilarating. Very enjoyable, and utterly ridiculous.
What's not to like?
But of course, best of all, Angelina Jolie is a very attractive woman.
Oh, and a very good actress.
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲293.5 million
Though it's far from the most intelligent of movies, Salt has some exciting chase sequences, and it manages to patch over most of its plot holes. The fight scenes are a little lame, though - Jolie keeps coming back to the same move - and as the predictable climax approaches, we see the pieces starting to come together not to deliver a satisfying ending, but rather, to set up a sequel. Considering that the lead role was written for, then turned down by, Tom Cruise, Jolie acquits herself quite well, and I thought Liev Schreiber turned in a strong supporting performance - but otherwise, the acting and the dialogue ranked between poor and mediocre, and by the time you reach the un-ending, most of the wind has come out of the sails of what might otherwise have been a decent, straight-ahead action flick.
Nominated Best Sound Mixing
Black definitely suits her better than blonde.
That's normally Kurt Wimmer's fap material, you know... That is why the film briefly stinks like Ultraviolet.
why don't people like this movie its fun n ange is hot
Watched in February 2011
In a bid to watch all the feature films nominated for Oscars this year, I watched this Angelina Jolie action thriller which is nominated for one of the (boring) catergories and I was actually quite surprised by it.
Jolie plays Evelyn Salt who works for the CIA and the film opens with her being held in North Korea, but thanks to the frantic efforts of her biologist boyfriend she is released and is back to work sooner than later and life seems to be normal. That is until a Russian walks into the CIA and declares there is a plot to assassinate the Russian President and that Salt is an undercover Russian spy charged with the…
Utterly absurd film but Jolie makes a great action hero. I would have happily gotten behind a series of Salt films, assuming they could have found something more interesting for her to do than fight the Cold War. A pity this tanked and that Jolie basically gave up on the idea of being an action hero.
Sure it's highly improbable and at times down right ridiculous, but for the most part Salt was fun. There are more holes than a block of Swiss cheese, but it's a solid bit of pulp fiction that hearkens back to the golden age of action movies (the 80's) where the Cold War was still frosty and the Russians were the ultimate evil. Given today's terrorist threats, pandemics, natural disasters and economic collapses it's actually kind of quaint. Penned by Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) it was fun to see the creators' take on U.S. nuclear protocol and the President's underground bunker if for no other reason than we'll never actually get to see those things (should they exist) in real life.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
super female action movie, my favorite heroin angelina jolie movie
Enjoyed this wee flick
While SALT is powered by some truly, almost shockingly preposterous plotting - seriously, this might be the stupidest spy thriller in history - there are brief moments here and there that genuinely shocked me and helped redeem the movie for me on some level. Jolie was a great choice for the lead and there are some really great action images here, and a less overtly stupid film might have really made a splash.
It's an interesting concept, and there are some good action shots, but it's not very memorable.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!