The film is a quick-paced, action-packed thriller that unravels (or rather mystifies) as quick as lightning, keeping you hooked till the last shot. One scene spawns an idea, the other leaves you pondering over its veracity!
CIA officer Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), is done for the day and about to leave office, when she's asked to stay over, to interview a Soviet defector, named Orlov, who has come to their headquarters to give information about Day X, a Russian-masterminded operation that will eventually lead to the destruction of the U.S.
The operation will begin with the murder of the Russian president at the U.S vice-president's funeral in Manhattan. And the agent who will carry this out is Evelyn Salt.
Orlov's neural scans tell he has been truthful all through. Salt is on the run thereafter, stoking suspicion. What ensues is a relentlessly pacy, adrenaline-rousing adventure. The film is an out and out entertainer but not without loopholes. What explains Jolie's (unscathed!) escape, from the car, that falls from the flyover (that's quite a height), crashing onto another car? (She uncuffs her hands and
The good part, nevertheless, is that the 100-minute film leaves you with no time to ponder over its irrationalities. If you can care less about the physical impossibilities and far-fetchedness of the storyline, it's a fun watch!