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Salt Reviews

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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
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
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
August 26, 2010
Can an action film have too much action? It sounds unlikely, like a cheese being too cheesy, but here's Salt to show us different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
August 18, 2010
The well choreographed action scenes mask the many weaknesses within the story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 23, 2010
Do the filmmakers think of us as magpies, so easily distracted by shiny objects -- or, in this case, slow-motion explosions and fast-paced physics-defying chase sequences -- that we'll buy even the most outlandish plot holes?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.9/10
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
July 22, 2010
It's pretty much all chase flick and very little exposition. The problem is the film becomes SO far-fetched, you can't possibly turn your brain off and buy into its dizzying pace and twisting, turning storyline. (Parental Review also Available)
Beth Wilson
August 16, 2010
This is a story of espionage that completely forgot to include any of the required intrigue and excitement -- basically a thrill-less thriller.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 21, 2010
The plot holes and credibility gaps overwhelm the moments of excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 21, 2010
Jolie's days as an action heroine may be behind her. She's still got the cruel lips. But at some point, a cookie or two needs to pass over them to give her the brawn to pull off this stuff.
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James Berardinelli
July 22, 2010
There comes a point when it becomes difficult to take Salt seriously. That would be fine if this was an intentional parody of action spy thrillers, but it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Julian Roman
July 21, 2010
Salt is a complete dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike Scott
July 23, 2010
A highly produced but poorly written rogue-spy thriller featuring an intriguing main character that deserves a better script than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
July 25, 2010
To Jolie's credit, she is a convincing action star. She can't, however, take the movie's reheated world tensions and make them seem fresh. Long after James Bond settled his score with the Russians, 'Salt' picks up his fallen torch and wields it clumsily.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 17, 2010
Director Phillip Noyce's return to major-studio filmmaking maintains a workmanlike competence throughout but lacks inspired chase sequences or diabolical smarts.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
July 23, 2010
An absurd, twisty thriller that flirts at genuine intrigue before giving in to the worst impulses of subpar spy fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
July 22, 2010
Why is Angelina Jolie starring in a Jean Claude Van Damme movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 23, 2010
Devoid of thrills, excitement and cleverness, despite an abundance of slick action sequences and Angelina Jolie's sizzling physique---errr---performance. For more bang for your buck, go watch Inception instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.21/10
Todd Gilchrist
Hollywood News
July 20, 2010
a knuckle-headed action movie that has less creativity or ambition than it does money and star power
Nick Dent
Time Out Sydney
August 16, 2010
Phillip Noyce directs Kurt Wimmer's script, which rockets along with chase sequences and confounds with double-crosses but it can't hide its essentially facile nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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