Salt Reviews

  • Salt is a complete dud.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • It's like a John le Carre double-agent yarn compacted into comic-book pulp as if by the makers of Con Air.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • It all happens in such a frenzy of momentum and on-the-fly exposition that some of the more preposterous elements in the story will strike you only in retrospect.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • While the plot is outlandish, it unspools with obvious twists and turns. The film has its tense moments, but instead of dazzle, there's a workmanlike quality to the action sequences.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Salt, a ludicrous but somehow credible spy thriller starring Angelina Jolie, delivers a swift, super-charged kick in the pants.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • I want the Evelyn Salt workout. Otherwise, Salt is ridiculous.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • This is still closer to product than art. Highly satisfying, often exhilarating, refreshingly unpretentious product.

    Karina Longworth — Village Voice

  • This old-fashioned spy actioner... is fast-moving, exciting and contains more twists than a tunnel under Checkpoint Charlie.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • As she tries to find her husband, and perhaps assassinate the Russian president, she's not quite sure who or what she is. And neither are we. Which is precisely why the whole thing works.

    John Anderson — Wall Street Journal

  • Thought the recently swapped Russian spy Anna Chapman was foxy? Hah.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • I can't say if this nicely crafted nonsense will sell as a franchise, but I know that I miss the unpretentiousness of the Bourne movies.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • It's like a rebuke to all the lousy action movie directors who've been banging pots and pans together in our skulls. It winds your clock tight and the alarm doesn't go off for 100 minutes.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Like the condiment whose name it shares, director Phillip Noyce's run-like-hell thriller starring Angelina Jolie satisfies a basic human taste -- something to go with the popcorn. I liked it. It knows what it's doing.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Jolie's action vehicle is just that -- an action vehicle, moving fast but thinking slow.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Despite enough hand-to-hand combat to glut an MMA marathon, this movie is about as much fun as getting slugged in the head.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Salt is a smart, fast, breathless blast of a spy flick that emulates the Bourne films in all the right ways.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Honestly, if this is the best the CIA, the Secret Service, the NYPD and whatever other government agency tasked with finding bad guys can do, we're in worse trouble than we thought.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Salt is about as believable as a secret training program for military pilots consisting entirely of kangaroos in flight helmets. But it must be said that the star carries her load admirably.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

  • Noyce rolls up his sleeves and delivers an unpretentious piece of action-movie craftsmanship that proves worthy of its star's own consummate professionalism.

    Justin Chang — Variety

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