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Salt

Salt dir. Phillip Noyce (2010) Angelina Jolie handles the lead role with more aplomb than is evident in analogous male characters of the political action thriller genre. The laws of physics still buckle but the direction is tight and the indestructible hero paradigm shifts slightly towards quick-wittedness.    

Blind Fury

Blind Fury dir. Phillip Noyce (1989) A quintessentially 1980s Americanisation of the blind swordsman storyline oft-used and beloved of Japanese cinema. Rutger Hauer brings a certain quality to the lead role and — with precious little help! — just about carries the uneasy mix of action, drama and (occasional) humour.