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…
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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