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Salt Reviews

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February 7, 2018
In the great tradition of summer popcorn hits, Angelina Jolie's action-spy thriller Salt is stupid but fun.
August 22, 2017
The plot, which sees the return of communist Russians intent on tearing down American society, makes for a welcome change when cinema and television are obsessed with Muslim bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
December 27, 2010
Though the film and the script may have flaws, Jolie has none.
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
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...
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.
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
October 19, 2010
An aesthetically pleasing machine, with fine little witty touches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2010
Salt is a good bet for 100 minutes of fun but it doesn't have the spark, originality or true thrills of something like Enemy Of The State or the Bourne series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2010
Angelina Jolie reignites the Cold War in Salt, a welcome throwback to when action was thrilling and visible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2010
Where a good thriller rewards you with satisfying "aha!" moments when you figure them out, Salt gives you the much less rewarding payoff of "oooooookaaaay..."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2010
Daft, but entertaining enough while it lasts, and it's oddly fun to see that venerable villainess, the Cold War, showing the young upstarts how it's done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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