Edelstein on Salt: ‘A Senseless Blast’


In Monday's New York, David Edelstein says Angelina Jolie's Salt "makes no sense" — and he couldn't care less. "What Salt lacks in coherence it makes up in centrifugal force," he writes. "There’s nothing as potent as Jolie’s face, which can turn in an instant from open and tremulous to hard and mocking. We never stop trying to read it. This isn’t a high-camp performance, like her insouciant Lara Croft. Salt is drawn and stricken, emotionally off balance at her most physically poised. We don’t know what the hell she’s up to, but we root for her." [NYM]