Sometimes a review of a pretty good DVD gets bumped because of other movie news. But, SALT, the CIA action thriller staring Angelina Jolie is a pretty decent film worth a good look. The movie has been out since late December on DVD and you should check it out if you haven’t yet.
Although maybe not quite as good as most James Bond spy films, this CIA spy action thriller is still loaded with plenty of action and Angelina Jolie is a great actress here. A former top ranking Communist Party Russian defector claims that CIA agent Evelyn Salt is a Russian spy, forcing here to go on the run, using her best skills to evade capture. However, her desperate and violent escape tactics only serve to make her seem dangerous as she seeks to prove evidence of her innocence.
Angelina Jolie is a very appealing action star, and this film is most enjoyable. Quite a good popcorn movie to enjoy.
The Bottom Line: While far from the very best spy film ever made, SALT is still a pretty good movie that’s worthy to watch once or twice. +++ ( Three stars good, but just barely so. But great entertainment. And Angelina Jolie is always fun to watch).