Sexy and inscrutable, Jolie impresses not so much with her acting as her mere presence. In the unfolding game of cat-and-mouse jump-and-run (and kick-and-shoot), you find yourself rooting for her, even though she may well be a cold-blooded Russian superspy programmed to destroy the western world from within.
Rock solid - if strangely anachronistic - action entertainment.
SALT | Directed by Phillip Noyce (USA 2010) with Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber. Opens in Berlin cinemas on August 19.