After she's accused of being a Russian sleeper spy, rogue CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) goes on the run, using every tactic, accent and disguise she knows to elude her pursuers, clear her name and protect her husband. Her supervisor, Winter (Liev Schreiber), buys her story, while counterintelligence officer Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) decidedly does not and will do anything to stop her in this fast-paced, intrigue-filled spy adventure.
When I settled in to watch this movie, I wasn't expecting such a fast-paced film. Nor did I expect for there to be so much meat to it's story. After the movie was over, my family and I talked about it like we do with all movies. There was only one movie I could compare this to - Inception. The movie Inception is a masterpiece and Salt's general plot theme is similar. It started out showing you Evelyn Salt as an average worker...except for being a worker for the CIA. She seems like a good girl, with scars in her past, but that's it. And then the gloves come off. You're sent into a tail spin and find that Salt isn't all that you thought she was. You find the character you're supposed to connect with, betraying your feelings and becoming the exact opposite of who you thought she was.
Then...when you think you have it all figured out...BAM. The whole story is revealed, you feel bad about your misjudgments, and think..."How the hell did they pull all that off?" and "Why didn't I see that coming!?"
Yup. Totally. It blew me away, and I loved it! I'd definitely recommend this to anyone to watch.