From The Dispatch:
Working with a strikingly evocative recreation of Depression-era Los Angeles, Eastwood paints beautiful pictures in his trademark, sparse style. He also pulls a gut-wrenching performance out of Jolie, who carries the film with a sense of wounded grace that is nothing short of magnetic. Even when the rest of the mise-en-scene is bathed in inky shadow, her face remains luminous in the tradition of the Hollywood screen beauties of yore, and for her part Jolie has never been better.Click here to read my full review.
This is a great review which I am not far off the mark with.