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Salt Reviews

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 31, 2012
A solid thriller that too often relies on action-- rather than character development-- to tell its intriguing story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Beck
September 25, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
February 9, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
A somewhat predictable genre thriller that asks the audience to accept its flawed premise and revel in the ensuing violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
February 18, 2011
You have to take it on face value to find the entertainment -- and there's plenty to enjoy here thanks to Jolie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
January 25, 2011
Salt's urgency drains as it goes ... Just enjoy watching Jolie roll through her stunts, then -- a good time can possibly still be had by all.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jordan Hiller
January 10, 2011
The reason Salt succeeds is because it believes in its lunacy and goes for it in a frank, but fabulous way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 4, 2011
Salt could have been a pretty good brain-dead summer popcorn thriller, but director Phillip Noyce and star Angelina Jolie lend it too much weight without providing any depth.
R. L. Shaffer
December 24, 2010
Despite its sloppy, often outlandish, story, and obvious twists, the film does work, if only as an enjoyably intense, and surprisingly bleak, B-movie that rarely lets up once it gets going.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Axmaker
December 21, 2010
... director Phillip Noyce drives the film at a breakneck pace to keep the audience from noticing the convenient coincidences and oversights. It's a rush for all that...
Paul Chambers
December 18, 2010
"Salt" and "silly" both begin with a "S." That couldn't be a coincidence, right? Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jason Best
Movie Talk
December 16, 2010
Casting a lithe Jolie as the film's protagonist stops Salt from being a Bourne knock-off or a Mission: Impossible reboot and gives the tired espionage genre a novel twist.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 28, 2010
I think it's about time I stopped giving [Angelina Jolie] the benefit of the doubt
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
What's most impressive about Salt (aside from Jolie's committed performance) is the film's relentless pace. I can't remember the last action film so devoted to being all action, all the time. Frankly, it's a little exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
October 19, 2010
An aesthetically pleasing machine, with fine little witty touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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