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.


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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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Feb 04, 2015
  • ckr1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Superb thriller 5 STARS.

Dec 21, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A classy movie: now imagine a CIA agent, actually a sleeper agent, who sat on the information about 9/11 attackers which, if communicated to the FBI would have correlated exactly to Agents Rowley and Sinder's information and case, forcing the FBI to move on the would-be hijackers, and that CIA agent was the very same person who lid about the CIA's torture program, et cetera - - Alfreda Bikowsky - - so perhaps this movie isn't so fictional after all?

Nov 29, 2014
  • Froster rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Yet another entry is the sad transformation of Jolie from actress to figurehead. Salt is better made than many of her productions, but none of them even attempt to make her a real character, as her press has eclipsed any possibility of her giving an actual performance. Now she just does sequences. ( And most of them are action sequences).. One worries for her, or hopes that as her glamour fades a bit, she can again get back on track as the really compelling actor she deserves to be. You can do it, girl...and many of us are still waiting to see you fulfill your early promise.

Oct 08, 2014
  • ktnv rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Nothing original or thought provoking here.

Oct 02, 2014
  • whyisitso rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

For a spy thriller, I thought the plot was weak. Action packed and great acting by Angelina Jolie, but her character was hard to root for. The movie feels like an attempt to start a "Bourne Identity" style franchise starring Jolie. While I wasn't too impressed with Salt, I'd still watch a sequel if they made one.

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
  • geomillar 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.

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

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Aug 20, 2012
  • alzenailie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

alzenailie thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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.

Mar 19, 2012

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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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 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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