Salt (2010)

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Critic 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.

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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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PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Angelina Jolie
as Evelyn Salt
Liev Schreiber
as Ted Winter
August Diehl
as Mike Krause
Daniel Pearce
as Young Orlov
Hunt Block
as U.S. President Lewis
Andre Braugher
as Secretary of Defense
Olek Krupa
as Russian President Matveyev
Cassidy Hinkle
as 12-Year-Old Chenkov
Corey Stoll
as Shnaider
Vladislav Koulikov
as Chenkov's Father
Olya Zueva
as Chenkov's Mother
Kevin O'Donnell
as Young CIA Officer
Gaius Charles
as CIA Oficer
Zach Shaffer
as CIA Security Officer
Albert Jones
as CIA Technician
Zoe Lister Jones
as CIA Security Hub Tech
Paul Juhn
as North Korean Torturer
Tika Sumpter
as Front Deskwoman
David Bishins
as Security Supervisor
Yara Shahidi
as Salt's Young Neighbor
Gary Wilmes
as Advisor to U.S. President
Jordan Lage
as National Security Advisor
Jeremy Davidson
as President's Secret Service Agent
Michelle Ray Smith
as Lead Bunker Officer
Marion McCorry
as CIA Director Medford
Vladimir Tevlovski
as KA Executioner
Steve Cirbus
as FBI Agent
Roslyn Ruff
as Neural Tech
Jeb Brown
as Bunker Technician
Lara Apponyi
as BBC Newscaster
Vitali Baganov
as New Russian President
Peter Weireter
as Security Officer
Ryan Cyrus Shams
as Interrogation Tech
Colleen Werthmann
as Secret Service Tactical Officer
Liam Joynt
as White House Gate Officer
Victoria Cartagena
as Portico Checkpoint Agent
Armand Schultz
as Martin Crenshaw
Ivo Velon
as Basayev
Kamar de los Reyes
as Secret Service Agent
Victor Slezak
as One-Star General
Jalil Lynch
as DC Taxi Driver
Dionne Audain
as Communications Agent
Jalil Jay Lynch
as DC Taxi Driver
Mike Colter
as CIA Tactical Leader
Beverly Kirk
as White House Reporter
Barbara Harrison
as DC Reporter
Theresa Caggiano
as Subway Cop
Nick Poltoranin
as Russian KA Agent
Vladimir Troitsky
as Russian KA Agent
Hristo Hristov
as Russian KA Agent
James Nuciforo
as Military Aide
Jose L. Rodriguez
as North Korean Border MP
Avis Boone
as Rink Petroleum Security
Scotty Dillin
as Presidential Bunker Tech
Alexander Martin Jones
as Presidential Bunker Tech
Angelo Lopez
as Presidential Bunker Tech
Stephen Breach
as Police Captain
Mike Conneen
as Washington Reporter
Gregory R. Kelly
as News Anchor
Elizabeth Kaledin
as NY1 Reporter
Angel David
as Burly Agent
Frank Harts
as 2nd Floor Secret Service Agent
Vitaliy Baganov
as New Russian President
Alex Jones
as Presidential Bunker Tech
Ryan Shams
as Interrogation Tech
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Critic Reviews for Salt

All Critics (231) | Top Critics (46)

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.

Full Review… | August 19, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 25, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

Salt is a senseless blast.

Full Review… | July 25, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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].

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Salt

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 somewhere, but Salt flinches just enough for the audience to notice but apparently not enough for Orlov to, which is unsatisfying for the love angle and too easy for the test.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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 I can predict it by the beginning of the movie.. But as a movie that made for entertainment only, this movie quite entertaining especially for men to look some action plus Jolie!

Sanjaya  丘耀文
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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. Although not a perfect affair, the film is quite good for what it does, and it's a highly entertaining action film that will surely grab your attention from the first frame onwards. I expected to really not enjoy the film, but to my surprise, the idea here is quite good, despite the fact that it's nothing ever too original. If you can suspend that, you might like the film. Compared to other films that Angelina Jolie has made over the years, this is one of her better ones. Compared to the likes of The Tourist and Mr & Mrs. Smith, I much preferred this film. The story moves at a fast pace, and there is enough action here to thrill the most hardened action film fan. Salt is a good film, a film that has exceeded my expectations and the cast here deliver some impressive performances to boot. There are better action films out there, but Salt isn't that bad either. I personally feel that it deserves a bit more praise because it's a fun, entertaining film that is worth seeing if you enjoy the genre. Angelina Jolie is quite good here, and despite the script's apparent flaws, Jolie makes things work, and in turn Salt ends up being an engaging action film well worth seeing despite its imperfections. The film's isn't as bad as what critics have said about it, and for what it is, it's an engaging action thriller that despite its flaws manages to be a fun film to watch in order to kill time.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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