Salt

Salt

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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Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

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.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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

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