Ben Oliver
Take 2: Salt
"I take it you think everybody is who they say they are."
May 22 2018 - 19:00 UTC

After the dreary and pseudo-artsy Red Sparrow I wanted to go back to a female led spy thriller that is actually quite good.

The plot is a load of bollocks but it doesn’t matter because the action is so so well done. It has a textbook example of how to shoot a coherent but exciting chase scene. Jolie is a great arse-kicker and jumps off moving lorries like a pro.

Salt could have been so much better (whereas Red Sparrow is beyond redemption) but it’s nevertheless a great thriller.