Film #142: SALT
3 out of 5 stars
A rewatch since we talked about it recently on the podcast. Angelina Jolie does what Angelina Jolie does best in this stylish thriller: she looks great, handles herself well in a fight, and yet exudes a palpable air of vulnerability. Sadly though, the plot device this film hangs its hat on is both dated and a little far-fetched. Liev Schreiber does a solid job as her spy friend as does Chiwetel Ejiofor, but for all the action set pieces and twists and turns of the story, there’s still the basic unbelievability of the plan that hobbles it. Still… the action does move fast and there are some really nice little moments (such as the freeway chase as AJ tries to get away). In the end, the film was fun, but one can’t help but feel it could’ve been a whole lot better.