“Salt” has become one of the knock-out action thrillers outdoing anything James Bond ever did in a movie.
The plot takes back to the Cold War where Jolie plays a CIA agent Evelyn Salt, admired and respected by all her colleagues, including her boss, Ted Winter. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture.
The “Salt” is one of the types of movies, that knows what it wants to deliver and goes ahead and delivers.
Angelina Jolie, starring in the movie, does magnificent action, but here she also retains a vulnerability and sexiness that makes her human.
Although, there is one interesting fact: the script was written initially for a male role – Tom Cruise was considered at one time – but Jolie makes it her own, and then some.