Excerpt: This was a cheap $4 Black Friday deal for me that I could not pass up. This political spy thriller has lots of action. I liked the movie and with great PQ and AQ it only made it better. You get 3 different versions of the movie and a commentary or picture in picture choice. As for regular extras you get just over 1 1/2 hours worth. Trouble is some of the extra content has parts that are duplicated and 27 of the minutes is audio only which I felt was a little boring.
Excerpt: When an alleged KGB defector accuses one of the CIA's top operatives of being a sleeper agent, she goes rogue with her former colleagues in hot pursuit. Salt is exactly what you'd expect it to be; a star vehicle for Angelina Jolie that's distinctly lacking in imagination but executed with mechanical efficiency.
Excerpt: Angelina Jolie stars as Agent Evelyn Salt, the CIA operative accused of being a spy for Russia with plans on killing the Russian president to set off a world war. With Counter-Intelligence Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and her boss Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) wanting her for questioning Salt has to go on the run from the CIA and kicks ass without staining her pristine white shirt to prove that she's not a traitor.The movie raises the question: who is Salt?
Excerpt: While watching this film, I had a huge sense of déjà vu. In trying to craft something original, writer, Kurt Wimmer (‘Law Abiding Citizen’, ‘The Recruit’) manages to do everything but. The whole plot smacks of everything from ‘The Bourne Identity’ to ‘The Boys From Brazil’. The real notion of people not always being what they seem gets lost in all the intrigue, chase scenes and ensuing mayhem.
Summary: If you can't figure this out in the first half hour wear a pointy hat for the rest of the movie. Truly trite and totally predictable. Who's the sleeper? Who's the mole? What can we do with a spider? I'm glad I rented this for only a dollar, but I would have done better to wait for the free tv viewing. Technically fine, just too unremarkable.
Excerpt: Lara Croft dexterity meets Bourne. Angelina Jolie is Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. The confusing plot just overshadowed the direction and action sequences. This film could have been better with the right script and ending. Maybe they are playing it safe to make this into a franchise much like the success of the Bourne series. Good action movie from a decent popcorn flick.
Excerpt: Salt (action, crime, mystery) Directed by Phillip Noyce Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor The Film Salt is full of action and includes an air of mystery. The opening scene takes us back two years and we see Evelyn Salt (Jolie) interrogated in North Korea. She's in pretty bad shape after being beaten, but refuses to talk, even when a tube is forced down her throat and gasoline is poured in.
Excerpt: This is the movie that never ends. Not as bad as that cheesy song you hear when growing up. Never-ending movies are still somewhat lame. In this epic story of CIA agent Salt, the Russians are trying to blow up other countries to try and get the US in to trouble. With this they have to throw in a few ties to the Cold War, and other related stuff. So how is the plot continuing, even after the credits roll?
Summary: The premise is definitely interesting, but the emotional depth of the story sometimes gets glossed over by the action. That said, the action is non-stop and efficiently directed, really capturing an adrenaline feeling that continues for the entire film.