Jolie delivers a fantastic role- leaving no doubt as to why she's made it to the top of Hollywood's actresses. She has a phenomenal presence on screen that keeps the movie intact and makes the twisted plot flow with ease. She and her doubles jump from truck to truck on the freeway to far outdo Cruise in his contrasting minimalist athletic excesses with moving vehicles. I was delighted to see another female hero kick the hell out of men. In fact, let me declare once again Ms. Jolie is the leader of the pack in cool attitude with astonishingly good looks, that too at an age of 35. What these critics fail to do is give credit where credit is due. And that is: Angelina Jolie delivers an Oscar-worthy portrayal of CIA Agent, Salt, who may or may not be a Russian spy. You never really know until the end as Jolie keeps you guessing with every twist, turn, kick, shot, explosion, jump, chase, injury, and ass whooping, regardless of whether she is the one giving or receiving the whooping. What's surprising is that Ms Jolie is up to delivering her part of the bargain because this is no Lara Croft excursion. It's far more suggestive of reality. Time and again women, and that goes double for beautiful women, have no real feel for violence. But Angelina definitely understands the role as conceived by Kurt Wimmer. It's a fun time at the movies and Angelina is probably the first woman to successfully grab an action role from someone like Tom Cruise. After audiences see SALT there will be no denying that Angelina Jolie is ultimate female action star. Evelyn Salt gets really ruthless as the movie goes on.
Look out for some cool action sequences, and especially Ms Jolie’s performance. It's not perfect, but I loved it.
3.5 / 5