Salt (2010)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives it her all in the title role, and her seasoned performance is almost enough to save Salt from its predictable and ludicrous plot.

David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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].

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

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.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Salt, a ludicrous but somehow credible spy thriller starring Angelina Jolie, delivers a swift, super-charged kick in the pants.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A solid thriller that too often relies on action-- rather than character development-- to tell its intriguing story.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Salt is a senseless blast.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As a consumable resource, Salt goes down easy, but it's lacking both nourishment and flavor.

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Jeff Beck

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Pretty thrilling chases, but just a standard espionage flick with no real substance. Orlov killing Mike to test Salt's allegiance seemed like it could go… More
Christian C
Fun and exciting. An interesting twist at the end. It's just fun for a Friday evening...and Jolie's nice to look at!
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Don't know why but actually I pretty like this movie, especially because of Jolie factor and the element of surprise that this movie about to gave although… More
Daniel Perry
Though it's far from the most intelligent of movies, Salt has some exciting chase sequences, and it manages to patch over most of its plot holes. The fight… More
Alex roy
Somewhat enjoyable action thriller, Salt for me was one of those films that I didn't expect much from, but came out of it enjoying the film quite a bit.… More
Wildaly M
Engaging but predictable.