Remember when the Russians were the bad guys? Well.. they are back as the evil protagonists wanting to destabilize the super powers in an all out attempt to bring back cold war rivalries. Sounds great eh?
And so we are introduced to Evelyn Salt, a talented CIA Agent. During a routine interrogation of a Russian defector she is singled out as a potential double agent. However it becomes very clear very quickly that Salt has more to hide than she is letting on. Queue action, twists and turns and you have yourself one entertaining little movie.
By no means is this the perfect movie; It’s not too hard to figure out some of the plot, and it certainly does not fill in the checklist for damn fine entertainment. But this is a fun film. I quite enjoyed Jolie’s on screen romp as a James Bond / Jason Bourne spin off, and certainly think that the decision to cast Jolie after Tom Cruise dropped the offer has made this movie something different.
I love action thrillers that look at the whole mysterious world of the CIA, Secret Service and the Presidency (yes i think the Sentinel and in the Line of Fire are great flicks) and this movie certainly filled that aspect of entertainment for me.
So is this worth the time and effort.. Heck yeah.. Go and enjoy.. Yet another movie that wont be on the short list for oscars, but certainly one you will want to add to your BluRay collection for rainy days.
Reviewed by: UrbanKiwi