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Salt Reviews

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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
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
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
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...
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.
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
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
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
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Tim Martain
The Mercury
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
Matt Neal
The Standard
August 24, 2010
Salt certainly ticks most of the boxes, thanks in no small part to a breakneck start and the pulling power of Jolie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
August 23, 2010
John Le Carré can certainly rest easy at night but if you just want undemanding escapism it delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 20, 2010
Why it should be so damn satisfying for women like me to watch these heroines kicking men around is another question. We'd surely be appalled by the reverse. Just call it a guilty pleasure.
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