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
Good Action, the acting is a bit stale
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Fun summer action flick rides high on the heroics of star Jolie and the taut direction of spymaster Phillip Noyce. The story takes a page from the 007/IMF book with spectacular action set pieces in the White House and during the funeral for a US Vice President, as well as various NYC environs. Jolie's physicality is something akin to Steve McQueen in that the audience just loves to watch her do stuff, whether its just punch out for work or perform death defying stunts. No stranger to spy thrillers that exist just out of the realm of possibility (aka, The Saint), Noyce knows to keep the movie moving fast so one doesn't really think too much about the wackiness of…
Entertaining action packed thriller.
angie scalped me but it's obvious the movie went through a lot of rewrites and cuts and it was uneventful
A "gritty" actioner. The studio-eye-catching midpoint twist briefly turns Salt into the mystery tale promised by the adverts ("Who is Evelyn Salt?"), but the ninety minutes constructed around the centerpiece are plotted to the doldrums. Any of the three main performers could change places with any other. The action sequences are expensive and coherent but perfunctory and often silly in their gravity-defying antics, heightening the impression that this is a well-funded Bourne knockoff with a female lead. Jolie pouts and runs.
Always had me guessing - still does!
Do you really think Angelina could justify any rubbish ideas? Maybe you're right, but not for me..
Wearing a very tight tailleur, without pants and shoes, flying down a window at C.I.A., hiding in a cab, then walking home... ok, who the fu** paid for the taxi driver?
Okay, let's face it, no one looked at the trailer of this movie and went "that's going to win all the Oscars". It's written by Kurt Wimmer: he of "Equilibrium" and "Ultraviolet" fame. I really liked the beginning of Equilibrium and the second half is still great fun, but nevertheless the whole thing is utterly ridiculous from beginning to end. Ultraviolet is blooming awful, but yet I find it strangely captivating. Kurt Wimmer has a tendency to write ridiculously over-the-top action movies.
The trailer seems particularly awful if you happen to understand Russian. Sabrina_il was particularly pissed off, when watching the trailer, to hear a Russian spy fail to pronounce his own name. She is absolutely right about the movie…
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