Salt

Salt

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Salt

An action-mystery about Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), an American CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy.

The CIA come to believe Salt is under orders to kill the President, so she goes on the run to clear her name and prove she's all-American. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world's most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence. 

With a hot, ass-kicking, super spy on the run from officials, Salt is like a female-Bourne - but almost wasn't. The project started life as 'Edwin Salt' with Tom Cruise in talks to take the lead before the gender-switch.

2010Rating: M, Contains Violence & Offensive Language100 minsUSA
ActionMysteryThriller
Director:
Phillip Noyce ('To Catch a Fire', 'The Quiet American', 'Clear and Present Danger', 'The Bone Collector'))
Writer:
Kurt WimmerBrian Helgeland
Cast:
Angelina JolieLiev SchreiberChiwetel EjioforYara ShahidiGaius CharlesZoe Lister Jones
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Reviews & comments

Pass the SALT

Philip Noyce delivers a high octane modern rehash of Roger Donaldson's Kevin Costner movie NO WAY OUT. Loud, brash and often pretty dumb, this is Angelina Jolie as the female Jason Bourne and would make a decent franchise, seeing as her character bit the big one in the excellent comic book caper, WANTED. It's nowhere near as silly as GI JOE and at least...

3.0
0

Nothing special

It's just another spy movie, nothing special and pretty forgettable. Parts of the story don't make sense which is frustrating. I wouldn't watch it again

2.0
0

I Love Angelina

Angelina Jolie plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy and is now on the run from her own people. This is a fun action movie with some cool stunts and great action scenes. Angelina is taylor made for a role like this shes great. I recommend this film

3.0
0

Who is Salt? Who cares??

For a film based on CIA characters, intelligence sadly has nothing to do with the plot. With holes big enough to drive a run-away truck through the focus is clearly on the fast moving action in the hope that you don't have time to dwell on the ridiculous elements. Starts off promisingly enough and has you guessing for a bit, but disappointingly deteriorates...

2.0
0

Decent Action Flick

Angelina Jolie does well in this action flick. Pretty good overall. Good action, good story. Nice to see strong, intelligent not to mention hot women kicking a$$ and taking names.

4.0
0

at least the car crashes wern't cgi (or were they?)

it needed a big ass kicking final sequaence, lots of kicking ass.

2.0
0

Twists and Turns

it wasnt as good as the bourne movies, but it tries, you kind of know what is going to happen but you cant be 100% sure which keeps you on the edge of your seat

4.0
0

Pepper

If you want your brain to expand read a book! If you want entertainment this will do just nicely!

4.0
0

Meh

While it's an enjoyable story of panic and revenge, the plot was pretty predictable. 20 minutes into it we'd all quietly predicted the 'big twist'. It leaves room for a sequel, which will probably be called The Salt Ultimatum Lite.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As a fierce superspy and mistress of many disguises, Jolie represents the one indisputably kickass element in this brisk, professionally assembled but finally shrug-inducing thriller.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

By turns vicious and vulnerable, Jolie is in her element as a new action heroine with icon potential. Keeping you guessing and gasping, it passes the litmus test of any new franchise: come the credit roll, you’ll be wanting more Salt.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

She is the prime special effect, and a reminder that even in an era of technological overkill, movie stars matter.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Primed to keep your pulse racing so your brain will stop thinking, "WTF!" Go with the illogic or you'll miss the fun.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's gloriously absurd. This movie has holes in it big enough to drive the whole movie through. The laws of physics seem to be suspended here the same way as in a Road Runner cartoon.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Action star Jolie rescues spy film from fatal attack of improbability, just.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

And really, who goes to summer action movies for cast-iron logic anyway? Or for plausible characters, for that matter? You go for brisk stunts expertly executed, for well-directed action that doesn't allow you to catch your breath and for one of the preeminent action stars of our time. Yes, that would be Angelina Jolie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Salt moves ever forward -- pushing, pushing, pushing its heroine to greater feats every minute. It doesn't stop for martinis, either shaken or stirred, or any other detours. The movie is lean and muscular, looking for action even in situations where a little sleight of hand might have done the trick.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Enjoyable enough nonsense, even if it barely cracks a smile. It’s not exactly the female Bourne we were hoping for. Still, Noyce marshals the crunches and bangs well, and it zips along at a pace sufficient enough to keep the paranoia alive. Never entirely predictable — a bonus these days — it’s further confirmation of Jolie’s action goddess status.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Salt's story is just a tad too close to The Manchurian Candidate, and any one of its dozens of knockoffs, to ever again be made with a straight face.

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Is Evelyn Salt the role Angelina Jolie was Bourne to play?

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

As a fierce superspy and mistress of many disguises, Jolie represents the one indisputably kickass element in this brisk, professionally assembled but finally shrug-inducing thriller.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

By turns vicious and vulnerable, Jolie is in her element as a new action heroine with icon potential. Keeping you guessing and gasping, it passes the litmus test of any new franchise: come the credit roll, you’ll be wanting more Salt.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

She is the prime special effect, and a reminder that even in an era of technological overkill, movie stars matter.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Primed to keep your pulse racing so your brain will stop thinking, "WTF!" Go with the illogic or you'll miss the fun.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It's gloriously absurd. This movie has holes in it big enough to drive the whole movie through. The laws of physics seem to be suspended here the same way as in a Road Runner cartoon.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Action star Jolie rescues spy film from fatal attack of improbability, just.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

And really, who goes to summer action movies for cast-iron logic anyway? Or for plausible characters, for that matter? You go for brisk stunts expertly executed, for well-directed action that doesn't allow you to catch your breath and for one of the preeminent action stars of our time. Yes, that would be Angelina Jolie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Salt moves ever forward -- pushing, pushing, pushing its heroine to greater feats every minute. It doesn't stop for martinis, either shaken or stirred, or any other detours. The movie is lean and muscular, looking for action even in situations where a little sleight of hand might have done the trick.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Enjoyable enough nonsense, even if it barely cracks a smile. It’s not exactly the female Bourne we were hoping for. Still, Noyce marshals the crunches and bangs well, and it zips along at a pace sufficient enough to keep the paranoia alive. Never entirely predictable — a bonus these days — it’s further confirmation of Jolie’s action goddess status.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Salt's story is just a tad too close to The Manchurian Candidate, and any one of its dozens of knockoffs, to ever again be made with a straight face.

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Is Evelyn Salt the role Angelina Jolie was Bourne to play?

3.0
0

Pass the SALT

Philip Noyce delivers a high octane modern rehash of Roger Donaldson's Kevin Costner movie NO WAY OUT. Loud, brash and often pretty dumb, this is Angelina Jolie as the female Jason Bourne and would make a decent franchise, seeing as her character bit the big one in the excellent comic book caper, WANTED. It's nowhere near as silly as GI JOE and at least...

3.0
0

Nothing special

It's just another spy movie, nothing special and pretty forgettable. Parts of the story don't make sense which is frustrating. I wouldn't watch it again

2.0
0

I Love Angelina

Angelina Jolie plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy and is now on the run from her own people. This is a fun action movie with some cool stunts and great action scenes. Angelina is taylor made for a role like this shes great. I recommend this film

3.0
0

Who is Salt? Who cares??

For a film based on CIA characters, intelligence sadly has nothing to do with the plot. With holes big enough to drive a run-away truck through the focus is clearly on the fast moving action in the hope that you don't have time to dwell on the ridiculous elements. Starts off promisingly enough and has you guessing for a bit, but disappointingly...

2.0
0

Decent Action Flick

Angelina Jolie does well in this action flick. Pretty good overall. Good action, good story. Nice to see strong, intelligent not to mention hot women kicking a$$ and taking names.

4.0
0

at least the car crashes wern't cgi (or were they?)

it needed a big ass kicking final sequaence, lots of kicking ass.

2.0
0

Twists and Turns

it wasnt as good as the bourne movies, but it tries, you kind of know what is going to happen but you cant be 100% sure which keeps you on the edge of your seat

4.0
0

Pepper

If you want your brain to expand read a book! If you want entertainment this will do just nicely!

4.0
0

Meh

While it's an enjoyable story of panic and revenge, the plot was pretty predictable. 20 minutes into it we'd all quietly predicted the 'big twist'. It leaves room for a sequel, which will probably be called The Salt Ultimatum Lite.

3.0
0