The overall voyage on The Salton Sea is an uneasy one hampered by a confusing story that admits out loud it doesn't know where it's going.
| Original Score: 3/4
Com boas atuações de Kilmer e D'Onofrio, o filme tem um roteiro razoável, mas sem foco. Salva-se graças ao interessante personagem principal.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marked by an ambitious style and solid performances, but hampered by a story that buries its primary focus until late in the game.
| Original Score: B
Is authenticity too much to ask? It's not as if the various drug subcultures don't have enough humor and tragedy built in that you need to take a detour into Fantasyland.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
It's a sort of rollercoaster ride through the salvaged wreckage of a hundred similar movies.
| Original Score: 3/5
Lo lamento, pero este mar no me atrapó como para creerle mucho. Una cinta más, regular y nunca tan buena como el director quiere hacerla parecer, presuntuosa y pasajera...
The result is mesmerizing -- filled with menace and squalor.
| Original Score: 4/5
...[Vincent D'Onofrio's] almost insanely entertaining performance essentially takes the film to an entirely different level...
There's something fundamental missing from this story: something or someone to care about.
| Original Score: 2/4
While it's all happening, it's entertaining enough, but when it's finished (in a disappointingly conventional manner), it doesn't seem to have been about very much.
| Original Score: 6/10
It turns out to be just another inane druggie thriller with a revenge plot.
| Original Score: C
Repellent yet intriguing, brutal yet funny, wicked yet strangely compassionate, The Salton Sea is more about mixing genres and styles than illuminating a credible reality.
| Original Score: A-
By getting myself wrapped up in the visuals and eccentricities of many of the characters, I found myself confused when it came time to get to the heart of the movie.
Overall, this examination of manufactured corruption set against a film noirish swagger may not have the in-depth impact like contemporaries L.A. Confidential or Memento, but this Sea is certainly worth swimming in
Sacrificing content for style, Caruso gives us a lot to look at but little to ponder.
Even with a green Mohawk and a sheet of fire-red flame tattoos covering his shoulder, however, Kilmer seems to be posing, rather than acting. And that leaves a hole in the center of The Salton Sea.
| Original Score: C-
For what it is, it's well-done -- a stylized-beyond-reality derivation of Natural Born Killers, perhaps. Or a more gonzo version of Go or Blow. But the heart has been stylized out of it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
If there's no art here, it's still a good yarn -- which is nothing to sneeze at these days.
A rough, but very cool and stylish film with great performances...