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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.
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
watched this on the bus comin back from belgium n i love angelina n all but gworl.. this wasn't good
Salt is an action type of movie of made of people take down this one person. Angelina Jolie gives it her all in the title role, and her seasoned performance is almost enough to save Salt from its predictable and ludicrous plot.
Ludicrous but fun non stop action flick.
A little action thriller that hearkens back to the good ol' days (read as "The 1980's"), where there was a Soviet sleeper agent in every suburb and behind every picket fence. Angelina Jolie is Evelyn Salt who, during one eventful interrogation with a Russian defector, is exposed as a Russian double agent planted in the United States as a child as part of a Soviet initiative to undermine the United States. She then goes on the lam to clear her name...or does she? One big chase picture, with various government agents chasing Salt all over New York City, Washington DC, and other locales, with Jolie whooping a lot of butt and jumping from credulity-stretching action set piece to credulity-stretching action…
how much I like it (50): 33
how good it is (50): 35
overall (100): 68
action movies are not my type but this was meh anyway.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!