Rated 3.0

A Russian defector claiming to be a spy walks through the doors at the CIA, and agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) and her partner (Liev Schreiber) are called in to interrogate the man. Salt isn’t the most charming interviewer, and the man returns the favor by burning her as a Russian spy herself, a deep mole set to assassinate the visiting Russian president. Well, that complicates things. Salt gets Bourne-again and rabbits from headquarters (actually, it’s a li’l more complicated and involves blowing things up). Things start getting twisty-turny as we try to figure out whether Salt is being framed or if she really is some organic Terminator from the former Soviet Union. It’s all perfectly ludicrous, with throwback villains and Salt careening off walls like a bouncy ball that never breaks a sweat. It’s all fun to watch, with the old-school stunts seemingly done by Jolie herself, but after a while the set pieces become so absurd and the twists so convoluted that the brain shuts off with a “Whatever” sigh. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13