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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The focus here is less on creating a credible set of characters and motives than on manufacturing an excuse to have Jolie leapfrog between high-speed lorries."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"An old-school spy vs. spy action film complete with elaborate car and foot chases, deadly sleeper agents and frosty-eyed, vodka-shooting Soviet stalwarts who lament the fall of Communism and chortle evilly over the possibility of destroying the [USA]."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Overly concerned with creating the next Greengrass/Damon superteam with his star Angelina Jolie, Phillip Noyce forgets to tell us just who Salt really is and thus, the film lacks the punch that it should have."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"Jolie one-ups Bruce Willis in DIE HARD, being chased down, climbing walls, and blowing up sh*t not only without shoes but also without underpants."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"There are moments of well-crafted thrills in Salt and Jolie reliably carries them off, but the desire of the filmmakers to put off thinking about the finale until they absolutely had to produces a hollow lack of satisfaction."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"I can't say if this nicely crafted nonsense will sell as a franchise, but I know that I miss the unpretentiousness of the Bourne movies."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Salt, a ludicrous but somehow credible spy thriller starring Angelina Jolie, delivers a swift, super-charged kick in the pants."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A solid thriller that too often relies on action-- rather than character development-- to tell its intriguing story."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"A somewhat predictable genre thriller that asks the audience to accept its flawed premise and revel in the ensuing violence."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Salt doesn't spring many surprises, but settling for smartly staged setpieces over twists and turns in an action movie sounds like a square deal."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Salt is a senseless blast."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"As a consumable resource, Salt goes down easy, but it's lacking both nourishment and flavor."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It's certainly not a bad movie. It's got enough entertainment value to warrant a rental on a dull night at home, just not enough to recommend rushing out to your local theater."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"It thinks it's The Bourne Identity even though it actually has more in common with Gotcha! Not that there's anything wrong with Gotcha!"
‑ Dave White,
"You have to take it on face value to find the entertainment -- and there's plenty to enjoy here thanks to Jolie."
‑ Mike Barnard, Future Movies UK
More reviews for Salt on Rotten Tomatoes

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