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Salt

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt 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. Her efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues.
Title: Salt
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2010
Edition: Theatrical ed., widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media ; a di Bonaventura Pictures production ; directed by Phillip Noyce ; written by Kurt Wimmer ; produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Sunil Perkash
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2010 motion picture
Special features: The ultimate female action hero ; Spy disguise: The looks of Evelyn Salt ; Radio interview with director Phillip Noyce ; Filmmakers' commentary
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt 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. Her efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues.
Additional Contributors: Noyce, Phillip - Director
Wimmer, Kurt - 1964- - Author of screenplay
Di Bonaventura, Lorenzo - Producer
Perkash, Sunil - approximately 1970- - Producer
Jolie, Angelina - 1975- - Actor
Schreiber, Liev - Actor
Ejiofor, Chiwetel - 1974- - Actor
Olbrychski, Daniel - Actor
Braugher, Andre - Actor
Columbia Pictures
Relativity Media
Di Bonaventura Pictures
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Branch Call Number: DVD Action SALT
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editors, Stuart Baird, John Gilroy ; music, James Newton Howard.
Performers: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, Andre Braugher.
System Details: DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: English or French dialogue; English SDH, French or Spanish subtitles; optional descriptive audio for the visually impaired
Subject Headings: United States. Central Intelligence Agency Drama Intelligence officers Drama Malicious accusation Drama Fugitives from justice Drama Spies Drama
Genre/Form: Action and adventure films
Spy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Intelligence officers
Malicious accusation
Fugitives from justice
Spies
Publisher No: 36767 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.


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Aug 06, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Angelina Jolie as a dish-water blond!? Angelina Jolie as a frowzy brunette!? In my opinion, Angelina Jolie's Evelyn Salt character was a spice-girl who definitely needed more than just a dash of pepper to liven her up...... (Spoilers ahead!)

I can't begin to tell you how riveting "Salt's" opening sequence was with Angelina Jolie (that's AJ, for short) being beaten to a literal pulp by the furious Korean soldiers, while all the time pathetically claiming "I'm not a spy! I'm not a spy!" You know, AJ seems to have been born to play these sorts of scenes of violence.

But, following this one, isolated incident AJ's frail-looking character always retained the upper hand (unfortunately) as she repeatedly pulverized and annihilated more bad guys than you could possibly shake a stick at.

This, of course, was one of "Salt's" major, messed-up downfalls.

If equal numbers of women had been included in all of agent Salt's kick-ass, Matrix-style brawling then, yes, its story might have held some potential. But, as it clearly stood, this film's sexually-biased, anti-Russian, male-annihilating message simply sucked, and then it sucked some more.

To have been fair to me as the viewer, I think that the tunnel-visioned screenwriters for this film could've at least tried to develop Evelyn Salt into something of an interesting and likable character. But no attempt was made in that direction, at all.

And, hey, let's face it - As a typical CIA pencil-pusher, Evelyn Salt was just a little too resourceful (and too damage-proof) for my liking.

A real killer-diller moment in "Salt" was when Ev, showing her amazing "superpower" potential and agility, managed to jump, from floor to floor, down the inside of an elevator shaft. (Phew! When the CIA trained its agents, they didn't kid around!)

Filled to overflowing with asinine situations, fluky flaws, and plot-holes galore, this $110 million production (for which AJ was paid $20 million) was originally intended to be a Tom Cruise vehicle. (Like, can you frickin' imagine that!?)

Apr 26, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant film.
Clean your teeth, go to the bathroom for you won't need to pause this excellent story.

Mar 25, 2014
  • thislibrarysucksbad rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was a bit far-fetched in a couple places, like when she vaults from one floor to the next down a sky scraper elevator shaft, and when she leaps from the roof of one semi to the next barreling down the interstate, but I wasn't bored for a moment. This is a high quality film with an excellent ending.

Oct 22, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"The only issue I had with this film is the plot itself; ...... ....., the Russians trained their own to infiltrate American society seemed a little contrived and far fetched; not to this degree anyway." - - so said the first commenter? The Russian intelligence service established a replica of an American town sometime in the 1950s, and inserted sleeper agents into the USA thereafter - - this we know not only from declassified KGB files in the 1990s, but actually it was discovered much earlier. Although not a fan of Angelina Jolie, I really enjoyed her and her performance in this move, an excellent and well-scripted and acted flick. (Remember, it was only a few years back when President Obama deported a number of Russian FSB agents - - curiously under violations of the FARA act - - because they were attempting, and failed, to infilitrate corporations by being hired into technical positions. Evidently the FSB and Putin believed that America is a "meritocracy" and if they only sent over their "best and brightest" they could infiltrate it. How fanciful was that?)

Jul 13, 2013
  • 0cho rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Just turn off your brain and you will enjoy this movie, maybe. Story line is good, acting is good, chase scenes are just crazy. If only she had some kind of super hero abilities this movie would have been so much better.

May 31, 2013
  • Siloam_Fields rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

In context to the story and not the acting it was a rather great disappointment, Whether you know a lot about the KGB and the CIA or not, this movie was disappointing. The great hype around it was only because of Angelina-who, don't get me wrong, tried. All in all, it falls into the huge category of B-movies

Apr 25, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I unabashedly love Angelina Jolie, so my review is a bit biased. Is this a great movie? Nope. But the action sequences are good, Jolie's acting is gritty, and there's a super-cool mini fight scene at the end that rocks. I don't require much more than that to like an action movie!

Apr 25, 2013
  • MeReneG rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you're willing to suspend your disbelief (with respect to the over-the-top chase and other action scenes), and focus on figuring out if Salt (Jolie) really is a Russian sleeper agent, it's a good enough film. The cliffhanger ending (possibly intended to lead into a sequel), however, was unsatisfying. // Good performances by Jolie, the typically low-key Schreiber (Salt's CIA colleague), and Olbrychski (the Russian spymaster).

Mar 31, 2013
  • pushpc rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Though it's not as good as I think, I still like Angelina's action character. Worth to watch!

Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome movie.

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Jul 14, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 02, 2011
  • RichardPaul rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Evelyn Salt is a two timing CIA agent.

Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt 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. Her efforts to prove her innocence only serve...
Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, Andre Braugher.

Jul 14, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

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Jul 14, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 08, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: I watched the unrated extended cut and it opens with a torture scene. There are also many fights (bloody, broken bones), lots of shootings, and two drownings.

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Oct 23, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My name is Vassily Orlov. Today, a Russian agent will travel to New York city to kill the President. This agent is KA-12.

Jul 14, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Evelyn Salt: What is your name?
Vassily Orlov: My name is Vassily Orlov. Today, a Russian agent will travel to New York city to kill the President. This agent is KA-12.
Evelyn Salt: The KA program is a myth.
Vassily Orlov: Don't you want to know the name?
Evelyn Salt: You're good. You can tell the rest of your story to one of my colleagues.
Vassily Orlov: Salt.
Evelyn Salt: Yes?
Vassily Orlov: The name of the agent is Evelyn Salt.
Evelyn Salt: My name is Evelyn Salt.
Vassily Orlov: Then you are a Russian spy.

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Jul 10, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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