Scott’s Review #522
Reviewed November 20, 2016
Salt is a very good, fast paced, political thriller starring Angelina Jolie as a woman accused of being a Russian sleeper agent, who must go on the run in order to clear her name, all the while being chased by officials attempting to accost her.
The film really offers nothing that has not been seen countless times before in movies like this, but seeing Jolie in a role typically played by a male (the role was originally written for Tom Cruise), is really cool and the makes the film unique in itself. She is great in the role.
There are some twists and surprises along the way that keeps the viewer on edge- numerous action and car chase scenes abound and will keep the action flick viewer quite pleased. It is quite fast-paced and very big budget.
On the downside, I couldn’t help but think are they really making movies about the United States vs. Russia again? Apparently they are, but I could not help but enjoy it for what it was.