Salt and Fire (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Salt and Fire crowds together some impressive talent on both sides of the camera, precious little of which is put to compelling use.

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SALT AND FIRE is about a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delegation is deliberately stranded with two blind boys in an area of gigantic salt flats. Shot in Bolivia, the film stars Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres and Gael García Bernal and was written and directed by Werner Herzog.

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Looking just like a dressed-up Neil Breen joint, Salt and Fire becomes, at its best, Herzog's version of camp; at its worst, unwitting self-parody.

Apr 7, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Like something you peer at rather than absorb, "Salt and Fire" is both awful and a tad fascinating.

Apr 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Werner Herzog's latest half-hearted return to narrative cinema is more excited by its stunning landscape than the life inside it.

Apr 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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A bad movie but an intriguing vacation slideshow ...

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Despite the bad acting, self-importance and general Herzogian ridiculousness, the director actually has a deep sense of beauty ...

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The worst movie that Werner Herzog has ever made.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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