Evelyn Salt (Anjelina Jolie) is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber). 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?
I like Angelina Jolie for a couple of reasons, well enough about that but never really that much as an actress but she was in some OK movies (Tomb Raider, Mr & Mrs Smith, Wanted, Gone in 60 seconds etc..) but this isn't too bad. It's a movie about Russian sleeper agents being activated and an attempt to start WW3 by Russian radicals and Evelyn Salt (Jolie) being accused by a defector as being a sleeper agent, it's a quick (set over a couple of days after the accusation) action movie in the style of a Bourne movie, there's a lot of coloured herring being thrown about and who is who and what?
I spotted the real herring part of the way through but that's because I'm a cynical shit but the movie entertained, Jolie's looks are not relevant as the movie is fast paced (a little unrealistic at times and the ending is good but predictable). Reminded me of the story from Charles Bronson's cold war movie "Telefon". A movie where there is no focus on her looks (she looked slightly frumpy if that's possible ) just the acting and action.
So anyway the story is interesting, the action is good enough and you feel non cheated out of your time at the end.