CIA officer Evelyn Salt swore an oath to her country. When a defector accuses her of being a spy, she goes on the run. But her efforts to prove her innocence only cast doubts, as the hunt to uncover her true identity continues and the question remains: “Who is Salt?”
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I'm well aware that we need such movies in order to keep people coming to theaters and finance other movies. I also admit that Australian director Phillip Noyce is one of the five best directors of Hollywoodian thrillers of the last 20 years. But I really don't see the difference between Salt and an episode of the serie Alias with Jennifer Garner. Sorry. Already forgotten.
Surprisingly better than the trailers would have you believe. The spy stuff is a bit hackneyed, but it does the job as the back-story to a solid action film. I will watch the sequel, but please let it only be one.
Salt is not horrible, but its not particularly good either. It draws off of movies that have done this thing already and have done it better (The Manchurian Candidate, The Bourne Identity) then sort of just leaves it at that. Despite Salt not being awful, I felt nothing for no one or anything in this movie. Maybe if her dog was in peril I would've felt some emotional investment, but no...
A fun spy thriller. There's nothing revolutionary here, but it moves quickly and effectively and has a few nice set pieces and patently ridiculous conceits. It's probably not as good as the Bourne movies, especially the first one, but it's in the same vein. Jolie makes a convincing action heroine.
There are plenty of things to criticize in this movie, but it's not nearly as bad as everyone on this page says it is. In fact, it sets up a pretty cool revenge franchise that another director could improve on. These people below should just let themselves be entertained a little bit.
Ludicrous and awful, Salt is a preposterous mess. I don't get how Angelina Jolie continues a career being an action star with those skinny arms and spindly legs. She is unbelievable dodging bullets, then catches one in the side, places a maxi-pad on it and just keeps kicking ass like nothing happened. This film is badly written, terribly acted and just plain horrendous. I'm glad I didn't pay $12 to see.