Movie Review of Salt

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Movie Review of Salt
Angelina Jolie is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR. Jolie achieved wide fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2001), and since then has established herself as one of the best-known and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She has had her biggest commercial successes with the action-comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). In this film, Jolie stars as Evelyn Salt, a blonde-haired, super-efficient CIA agent who’s married to a guy called Mike, a world-class expert in spiders. She loves him deeply, and whenever she is staying with him, she looks like an adorable girl, both charming and shy. Things get turned upside down the day Russian informer named Orlov shows up in Washington and claims she’s a spy. Salt’s colleagues — Ted Winter and Peabody — seem to believe this. So, inevitably, she flees, taking out cops, fearing that her husband could be in danger – is forced to go on the run, ascending and descending vertiginous heights, jumping across the tops of trucks. Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer doesn’t give us much insight into what’s going on Salt’s head, but her actions. As Salt is on her way from Washington, D.C. to New York and back again, stealthily attempting to clear her name or save the in-danger Russian president or rescue her kidnapped husband or something, her motives become increasingly muddled. The film becomes increasingly tense as the loyalties and motives of Salt come into question. Could Salt really be a Russian spy? That's the central mystery at work in director Phillip Noyce's film. The action scenes in the film are exciting and engaging, and Jolie’s performance is really astonishing. Being one of the most talented action stars, Jolie makes jumping off a bridge onto a moving truck, or kicking a full room’s...
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