Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Who is Salt?
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. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"
Couldn't have cared less about whether she was a Russian spy or not. Seriously, the plot in this is so nonsensical and boring, it's not even a joke. Humourless, baffling and uneventful.
Would have been better with some pepper dashed across it.
Now lets be honest here, Angelina Jolie is a very attractive woman.
She is also a very good actress.
But most of all, Angelina Jolie, is one complete bad ass.
She can kick ass more than any man. And as Evelyn Salt she gets many chances to do just that. For Salt is a film that embraces its own ridiculousness, and Phillip Noyce sets out to give us one brilliantly soundtracked, expertly choreographed action scene after the other.
It is genuinely exhilarating. Very enjoyable, and utterly ridiculous.
What's not to like?
But of course, best of all, Angelina Jolie is a very attractive woman.
Oh, and a very good actress.
Angelina Jolie is Jason Bourne. She looks a lot older than when I last seen her not to be shallow.
Salt-->Alternative title "Forget Physics Exist"
How the hell is she jumping miles down the elevator shaft with no bionic parts or mutant powers? Knocks out every guy with a single punch. Jumps between speeding vehicles with precison timing, car wrecks are not a problem, she'll just walk away.
You could see the end coming a mile away, but Salt is still a fun film and I think part of that has to do with Jolie doing her best to sell you on it. I would definitely see a sequel.
Black definitely suits her better than blonde.
That's normally Kurt Wimmer's fap material, you know... That is why the film briefly stinks like Ultraviolet.
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲293.5 million
Though it's far from the most intelligent of movies, Salt has some exciting chase sequences, and it manages to patch over most of its plot holes. The fight scenes are a little lame, though - Jolie keeps coming back to the same move - and as the predictable climax approaches, we see the pieces starting to come together not to deliver a satisfying ending, but rather, to set up a sequel. Considering that the lead role was written for, then turned down by, Tom Cruise, Jolie acquits herself quite well, and I thought Liev Schreiber turned in a strong supporting performance - but otherwise, the acting and the dialogue ranked between poor and mediocre, and by the time you reach the un-ending, most of the wind has come out of the sails of what might otherwise have been a decent, straight-ahead action flick.
Nominated Best Sound Mixing
104 minute director's cut.
I remember enjoying this quite a bit in the theater, but I had no idea the three (!!!) different cuts on the Blu-ray were so different. The DC incorporates a lot of flashbacks, some more explicitly violent action, and an additional twist at the very end. It makes for interesting re-visits (I might actually watch all three versions now, knowing how different each one is), but I remember really appreciating the no-nonsense, streamlined pace of the theatrical cut. I think I prefer it to the more plot-heavy DC.
Muito bom, você fica tão confuso quando a própria CIA, muita ação, explosões e tiros. Versão feminina do Born
Lost my interest within a minute or two of the stolen Bond opening. You know the character needs help grabbing the audience when they make her save a cute dog for sympathy. Gets worse from there. Very hard to watch and clearly proves too much Salt is bad for you.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Was anybody else slightly confused with this one?
Total spoiler ahead
So Jolie's character, Evelyn Salt is a Russian sleeper agent who's was trained as a child to be a kick ass spy and then integrated back into the US to eventually become a CIA employee. (How her youth wasn't back checked during her hireling is beyond me.)
She eventually gets her "go ahead" to start her doomsday mission to get WWIII started, something she's worked on her whole life but because her Russian mentor kidnaps her husband, she decides to thwart it? Because she loves him Really? You're a spy/assassin/killer. I call bullshit.
I did give the movie two stars because it also stars Liev Schreiber and he's basically…
I can't say it isn't a movie. There is a plot, there are characters, things happen in it as well. It isn't terrible.
Even though the script has a lot to be desired, the action and Jolie make this watchable. Recommended
Worth one re-watch after fives years. I recall being incredibly disgusted by Jolie going full butch dyke at the end of this, but it was actually rather tame--just a broken, bloody nose with a lot of straining, grunting, and shaking--her face being 35 years old at the time didn't help of course. She naturally will have no trouble being worse at 40 now with Salt II headed our way soon. This was not a winning movie--the plot was stale and incredibly predictable--I mean not one goddamn twist in the whole thing and its a spy movie for chrissakes. They'll turn anything into a franchise these days. Hopefully Jolie will drop the ego for once and introduce a daughter character (adopted of course) in the sequel and take a step back to let the kid shine.
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. - IMDB
These kind of 'middle of the road' type of action/spy film that I like. Something that wasn't promising much, but delivered a lot more that it was supposed to. A film that surprises me will always be favourable for me.
I'd almost go as far as saying that this is my favourite Angelina Jolie movie. Yeah, after a quick look on IMDB, I'd say that it is. She really hasn't done that much at all and a lot of crap too. Interesting.
Still, a sign of a good movie for me is something that I can watch anytime. I think that this fits the bill. It's easy to watch and has enough in it to keep me entertained the whole while.
Some more common poster designs, this one using the following criteria:
*extreme close up, the face/body filling the frame