Salt (2010)


Action, Thriller


Phillip Noyce




Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Daniel Pearce, Hunt Block, Andre Braugher, Olek Krupa, Cassidy Hinkle, Corey Stoll, Vladislav Koulikov, Olya Zueva, Kevin O'Donnell, Gaius Charles, Mike Colter


CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) goes on the run after a Russian defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.


I don't know why but I thought Salt would be an exciting spy movie with just the right balance between action and thrills. Probably I just wanted a film with a female spy as the lead to success. Anyway, the film wasn't was I thought. Instead, it was more like a bland action sci-fi flick. Why sci-fi? Because there's so much nonsense going on, it's even too non-sense for an action flick. I know action movies are not realistic, but this one defies the definition of unrealistic.

The story starts off pretty well, it has a nice pace and it's interesting to follow. Then it all starts to become a little too much chaotic. A mess, basically. It is incredibly stupid, too ridiculous, there are too many plot holes, and too many twists - one second Salt isn't a Russian spy, the second after that she is a Russian spy, and then again she isn't. I'm not even sure that's what happened, it's all so damn confused in this movie and it ended up being quite boring. 

What's even worst about Salt is the characters. First, Evelyn Salt isn't a bit credible. She is out of everyone's league and I know I shouldn't be judging a book by its cover, but she is just too small to have such a strength. I mean, she is basically the Hulk with Tony Stark's brain in Angelina Jolie's body.  The other characters are even worst, especially the Russians who are nothing more than just your typical Russian stereotype who only does two things, drink tons of vodka and shoot for no reason whatsoever. I'd get in a movie from the 80s but in one from 2010? Hell, no.

And just like everything else, the action is terrible too. The whole film is basically nothing more than nonsense and non-stop mediocre action. It isn't exciting, if anything it's boring because overdone.


  1. Ugh, this movie sounds like a mess! It's one of those I've known about for years but never had the desire to actually watch. Sounds like I made the right choice!

  2. I like Angelina Jolie even though she needs to gain some weight (I think many do because they all have huge heads and look like bobble heads), and thought of watching this film. With your review, i don't thin k i will see it...what a shame. on a side note, she would make an excellent james Bond...Jenna Bond