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As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who Is Salt?"-- (C) Sony

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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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