I won tickets to a sneak peek of this movie the day before it officially released and took my husband. We had no real idea of anything about it beyond it was a spy movie with Angelina Jolie. We figured we'd at least get eye candy out of it. What we got was an incredible ride and my husband pointed out Jolie was not really eye candy in this movie . My husband called it best, I think, with the phrase, "Hollywood's version of a page turner" and he also said it restored his faith in Hollywood after "The Last Airbender". I've read a few too many thriller books to <more>
be completely surprised, but I thought the writers were genius the way they keep you guessing and some of those chase scenes! What WILL she do NEXT? Well worth the time we took to see it, IMO!
I enjoyed this flick - it's a satisfying thriller with nonstop action, and Jolie does it proud. I would like to say that I'm surprised by all the negative reviews, all of which seem to take offense at the various "illogical" and "unrealistic" aspects of the film. These same folks no doubt LOVE films like Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, films of the fairy tale genre with license to dismiss realism altogether. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But it is too bad they can't appreciate a fine little thriller like this that just fudges with <more>
reality a bit. Almost every James Bond film was at least as silly as this film, but I loved all them too, as did most of the world. Maybe these picky folks are just a bunch of chauvinistic men and jealous women. I say let them eat cake.
Angelina Jolie Proves Why She's the World's Biggest Action Star (by dayXexists)
SALT was a complete adrenaline rush. It's not Bourne but it's not quite Bond- it's got elements of both. Somewhere in between, like Bourne on speed. I don't want to give anything away, but no, the plot is not as complex as Inception. However there are enough twists and turns to keep you satisfied. The story is intriguing and will keep your interest but first and foremost this is an action film. And the action is top notch. There's a lot of new sequences that we haven't seen before in film. No, the movie is not overly realistic but it's not trying to be.But <more>
let's be honest, this is the Angelina Jolie show. Her presence just makes the movie and she is perfect as Evelyn Salt- who is a complete badass. After audiences see SALT there will be no denying that Angelina Jolie is ultimate female action star. Evelyn Salt gets really ruthless as the movie goes on. Look for some cool action sequences, and especially be on the lookout for what she does with a pair of cuffs.Overall if you're looking for a good time at the movies and nothing too serious, check out Salt. It's not perfect, but I loved it.A-
Angelina's Best Action Movie Ok, after "Wanted" (by guilherme_9192)
I really don't understand why people sometimes like to choose a movie and start complaining about it. "SALT" is awesome! Angelina Jolie even more awesome! The movie is fun, exciting and well directed. Angelina Jolie is great because she can do an action scene like no one, but she also can do the "drama" scenes very well because she's a great actress. The action sequences are not totally realistic sometimes, but still much more realistic than many other movies and they did a great a decision on not using CGI all the time actually, i don't remember any scene <more>
with CGI, maybe the explosion on the white house, but that's OK . And all those things about children being trained, the White House Bunker and many others are all true, which is something very scary and even more exciting. Who is Salt? I think this was the beginning, and we can discover more about Evelyn Salt in a sequel. Salt is dangerous, determinated, and knows what she wants. Angelina Jolie is awesome, gorgeous, sexy, crazy and amazing. I really want a sequel, because Evelyn Salt deserves. I loved "SALT" and watched twice at the cinema and can't wait to buy the DVD.
I can't see why people are complaining, it wasn't a bad movie at all. Angelina Jolie is one of the best, if not, the best female to play an action role! The plot was believable, considering the KGB, although, to the extreme. The film had some good twists, can we say 'double agent'?? There is a lot of action, tasteful, without all the blood and vulgarity. Could have done with more of a background to Leiv's character and Salt's spider loving husband but hey ho, we can't have everything.I also like the fact that the ending was left like that, leaves a sequel open to <more>
the hopes of Jolie coming back in full swing! We've not had a good action sequel, since 'The Bourne' saga and I fully welcome a female version. And no, this role shouldn't have been 'male filled', lets get real folks, women have been plotted as double agents throughout history, it's good to see it coming about in films.This film is a modern day Mata Hari and well worth the time to watch.
I pretty much got exactly what I wanted out of this film, and thus I walked out quite satisfied. A female version of Jason Bourne, mixed in with a "24"-style storyline and old cold-war movie nostalgia and some good plot twists made this action film great to watch. No matter how skinny Jolie may be or how she may look in real life , Hollywood always makes her look pretty on the big screen - covered in blood or otherwise. HOWEVER, my biggest qualm IS Jolie - her size doesn't fit the role and the type of stunts she does. She certainly appears capable, but certainly not believable. <more>
I have to agree with an earlier comment, Michelle Yeoh would have been a better fit for this role and a female lead in this film would surely have been more interesting than Tom Cruise .In contrast, PERHAPS Inception may have been a better film and more successful at the box office, BUT I walked out far more satisfied after watching Salt than Inception.
A Full of Action Combination of "The Manchurian Candidate" with "No Way Out" (by claudio_carvalho)
Two years ago, the CIA field agent Evelyn Salt Angeline Jolie is captured in North Korea and tortured. Her beloved husband and entomologist Mike Krause August Diehl presses the US Government to make a swap and bring Salt back home. On the present days, the highly efficient Salt performs administrative work with her boss Ted Winter Liev Schreiber . When a Russian defector turns himself in to CIA, Salt is assigned to interrogate him. Out of the blue, the man accuses Salt of being a Russian agent in charge of killing the President of Russia during his visit to New York to attend the funeral <more>
of the American Vice-President. Salt claims that she is innocent and asks Ted to call her husband, but she is not successful in her attempt. Salt asks Ted to give protection to her husband but she decides to flee to seek out Mike. Ted does not believe she is a Russian spy but the Secret Agent Peabody Chiwetel Ejiofor orders his agents to capture Salt dead or alive. "Salt" is full of action film that combines "The Manchurian Candidate" com "No Way Out". Angeline Jolie is very beautiful and surprisingly performs a pleasant heroine. Despite the twists, the story is predictable and flawed, but the action scenes make it worth seeing. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : "Salt"
A Summer Film that Never Stops! A Ticking Time Bomb! (by hahacyprus)
I must admit that I was quite surprised at the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed Angelina Jolie's Salt! Considering the fact that I entered the theater without expecting anything. Salt is one hell of an action film! This is exactly what a summer film is all about! It never stops; you're barely given enough time to breath! In addition, amidst all of the gorgeous stunts and high-octane action scenes, Jolie stands out and gives it her best; she is truly incredible! I won't waste that much time on the plot: It's mainly about Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer, who is accused of being a <more>
Russian Spy taking part in the murder of the Russian President! And who will help bring forth Day X . I will keep the rest for you to discover, for the plot twists are quite fun to behold , disregarding how implausible some of them seem.Actually, the film itself is implausible! Not only do the plot twist go all over the place, and get more ridiculous as you go along the action scenes are off-of-the-top! However, Salt is like a ticking time bomb; from the moment the interview with Orlov starts, hold on cause it is going to be one-hell of a ride! You rarely find films like this!Angelina is brilliant! Her stunts are awe-inspiring and she shows everyone how it's done! She pours a lot into her character! In the end, leaving the theater, all you'll be thinking about is her and the great work she's done! Nobody goes into a summer film expecting something smart or a character-based flick; let's face it, we see for the action and the fun of it! Regardless of all of its ridiculous moments, this does it! One of the best summer offerings so far excluding Inception and Toy Story 3, of course . Don't miss this popcorn film! make sure you leave your brain at the door.
Jolie proves she can play rough in Kurt Wimmer's Salt (by EmilyMoulder)
While I can't say that I was awaiting Angelina Jolie's latest outing with bated breath, I was intrigued by the fact that Salt was originally intended to be a Tom Cruise vehicle.Tom's waning box office pulling-power aside, this sex-swap was a smart move by writer Kurt Wimmer Equilibrium as it gives Jolie the chance to prove that she can lay the smack-down on just as many henchmen as the boys can. Having her rather than him as the duplicitous CIA agent Evelyn Salt, Wimmer gives a fresh angle to a plot that could easily have been a boring instalment of the Bourne series. Salt also <more>
sees the welcome return of Russian villains to the cinema after a long period in which Middle Eastern terrorists were severely over-worked.When a Soviet defector strolls into the CIA and announces that Salt is a sleeper agent who will kill the Russian president, she goes on the run. Fearing for the safety of her husband Michael, Salt sets out to find him before agents Winter Liev Schreiber and Peabody Chiwetel Ejiofor catch up with her. The question of where Salt's loyalties lie is the true source of tension and Jolie plays it cool, gaining and dismissing the audience's trust several times over.Schreiber and Ejiofor draw the short straws in terms of dialogue and simply run after Jolie for the entire movie without doing anything of significance. Hopefully, if the proposed sequel goes ahead, Wimmer will be able to correct this glaring oversight.The action scenes are sharply directed and Jolie finally gets her hands dirty, particularly in the opening exchanges where she's being tortured in a Korean prison. If that wasn't enough, she also flies down an elevator shaft by leaping from wall to wall – it was a silly effect but added a cheesy, fanciful element to what would have been an entirely too serious movie.Consequently the first 40 minutes are fast and furious as Salt evades her fellow agents by any means necessary but not to be outdone, the rest of the film takes a left turn and continues to surprise with some serious fisticuffs, gun-play and high-speed car chases. Admittedly, for all its skill and enthusiasm, Salt's finale is a little over-the-top and it wanders into well-worn ground without knowing when to stop. Aside from this minor gripe, Salt is a well-directed action movie that delivers us a potential new franchise, an intriguing lead character and an exciting close to a lacklustre summer.