|Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
|| Year: 2010
|| Country: USA
||Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl
|| Director: Phillip Noyce
My Review: Angelina Jolie plays CIA agent Evelyn Salt, a deep mole sent to America by (yes this is all in the previews!) the Soviet's to bring down the capitalist empire… What a horrible, terrible, worn out, unrealistic plot. The first fifteen minutes of the movie, with Angelia Jolie playing a typical government functionary within the bureaucracy of the CIA was more believable than the rest of the movie. The straw man of her 'husband' was a contrived plot mechanism with no teeth. Her coworker (Live Schrieber) is another plot device, and everything about this movie screams 80s Soviet fear mongering propaganda. The pacing, set-up, and background are too fast, too thin, and sadly contrived. The plot was so ridiculous that they even managed to shoe-horn the Kennedy assassination into the story. The previews pretty much tell you everything you need to know about this movie. Angelina Jolie 'proves' she can still play an 'Action-Hero' by posing as an undercover Soviet agent who get's activated during a CIA interrogation. This horrible movie contained plenty of poor acting (Jolie, Schrieber), a weak and preposterous plot, pacing designed to compensate for lack of plot (super fast), editing that only served to complement the pacing, camera work designed to reflect the 'Action' script, dialog designed for idiots, and a budget so gross ($110m) it makes me sick. The only bright spot (despite the role) was acting by Chiwetel Ejiofor as agent Peabody, the only person who can see past agent Salt's amazing cover. Jolie succeeds in the incredibly limiting role of this movie - Her stunt double did a good job of kicking ass. It's too Jolie can't manage a movie with more substance. If you're looking for a mind-numbing piece of flashy action to pass the time, this movie 'might' pass. 1 out of 5.
Summary: Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning?