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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Angelina Jolie
Liev Schreiber
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Marion McCorry
August Diehl
Daniel Olbrychski
Directors
Phillip Noyce
Screenwriters
Kurt Wimmer
Running Time
95 minutes

Salt
It’s Bourne meets No Way Out as Angelina Jolie’s spy goes on the run…


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Salt

Plot
CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Jolie) goes on the run when a Russian defector accuses her of being a Soviet sleeper agent, with a deadly agenda: kill the Russian president and trigger World War III. As her CIA bosses track her down, Salt fights to stay one step ahead, and rescue her kidnapped husband. But a terrifying truth may soon be revealed that will change everything…


Verdict
Enjoyable enough nonsense, even if it barely cracks a smile. It’s not exactly the female Bourne we were hoping for. Still, Noyce marshals the crunches and bangs well, and it zips along at a pace sufficient enough to keep the paranoia alive. Never entirely predictable — a bonus these days — it’s further confirmation of Jolie’s action goddess status.


Reviewed by William Thomas

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