Salt

Directed By: Phillip Noyce Starring: Angelina Jolie

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Product Overview

A cia agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a russian spy.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 217612339
UPC 043396367678
UPC 14 00043396367678
Format DVD
Release Date 6/19/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
CIA
Espionage
Thriller
Editors Note
Note After playing the wife of a spy in THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Angelina Jolie gets her own CIA-agent credentials in this espionage thriller. When a defector charges agent Evelyn Salt with treason, the skilled spy must use everything she has learned to keep from being caught by those who used to be her friends and coworkers. SALT reunites Jolie with her THE BONE COLLECTOR director Phillip Noyce, and it also stars Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Andre Braugher.
Reviews
Hollywood Reporter "SALT is a better Bond movie than most recent Bond movies, as its makers keep the stunts real and severely limit CGI gimmickry." 07/16/2010
Box Office "[A] sizzling hot, explosive and nail-biting ride....Jolie is just dynamite here..." 07/17/2010
Entertainment Weekly "SALT has enough high-octane reversals to keep you guessing right to the end." -- Grade: B 07/30/2010
Chicago Sun-Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "Angelina Jolie really delivers....She throws herself into it with animal energy." 07/21/2010
Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jolie's don't-mess-with-me fierceness is palpable, and it allows her to angrily throw herself into the martial arts action like she means every blow she strikes." 07/23/2010
A.V. Club "SALT is essentially one endless chase scene, one that doesn't let up and that refreshingly relies far more heavily on real-world stunt work than obvious CGI assistance....It all feels disarmingly tangible." -- Grade: B 07/22/2010
USA Today "The physical stunts just keep on coming....Jolie is just the one to pull off the character's unrelenting physicality." 07/23/2010
New York Times "[With] a symphony of hurtling, fairly ingenious fights and escapes....[Mr. Noyce] throws the pieces in the air and watches them collide, explode and crash to the ground." 07/22/2010
Premiere "[A] lean, compact action movie....Liev Schreiber is his usual excellent, formidable self. 07/23/2010
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Noyce, a skilled architect of action, can stage a stunt with the best of them. And Jolie is up for the challenge." 08/05/2010
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "[SALT] delivers a swift, super-charged kick in the pants." 07/23/2010
Movieline "SALT is a spare and lean piece of work; it's everything a modern action movie should be, a picture made with confidence but not arrogance, one that believes wholeheartedly in its outlandish plot twists that they come to make perfect alt-universe sense." 07/21/2010
Wall Street Journal "[T]his neo-Cold War thriller is out of the classic good-guy-as-fugitive mold..." 07/23/2010
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen it comes to selling incredible, crazy, death-defying antics, Jolie has few peers in the action business." 09/01/2010
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "What SALT does, with sturdy efficiency, is offer a thrill-filled guilty pleasure.." 01/01/2011
Directors
Phillip Noyce
Actors
Angelina Jolie
Cast & Crew
Angelina Jolie - Star
Liev Schreiber - Star
Chjwetel Ejiofor - Star
Andre Braugher - Star
Kurt Wimmer - Screenwriter
Brian Helgeland - Screenwriter
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura - Producer
Sunil Perkash - Producer
Ric Kidney - Executive Producer
Mark Vahradian - Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh - Executive Producer
Phillip Noyce - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00043396367678
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Salt is a damn fine thriller. It does all the things I can't stand in bad movies, and does them in a good one. 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...It's gloriously absurd. This movie has holes in it big enough to drive the whole movie through. The laws of physics seem to be suspended here the same way as in a Road Runner cartoon. Angelina Jolie runs full speed out into thin air and doesn't look down until she's in the helicopter at the end...The movie has been directed by Phillip Noyce, an Australian whose work ranges from Tom Clancy thrillers to the great and angry drama "Rabbit-Proof Fence." Here he performs as a master craftsman, aided by the cinematography of Robert Elswit and the editing of Stuart Baird and John Gilroy. The movie has a great many chase scenes, and faithful readers will know that these, in general, have lost their novelty for me. But a good chase scene is a good chase scene. It demands some sense of spatial coherence, no matter how impossible; some continuity of movement, no matter how devised by stuntwork and effects, and genuine interest for the audience...It's in that area that Angelina Jolie really delivers. She brings the conviction to her role that such a movie requires. She throws herself into it with animal energy. Somehow, improbably, she doesn't come off as a superhero (although her immunity suggests one), but as a brave and determined fighter. How does she look? She looks beautiful by default, and there's a scene in an office where she looks back over her shoulder to talk with Schreiber and you think, oh, my. But neither Jolie nor Noyce overplays her beauty, and she gets gritty and bloody and desperate, and we get involved...Although Salt finds an ingenious way to overcome history and resurrect the Russians as movie villains, neither that nor any other elements of the plot demand analysis. It's all a hook to hang a thriller on. It's exhilarating to see a genre picture done really well.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Rated PG13, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, Spanish, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News Fast-moving, exciting and contains more twists than a tunnel under Checkpoint Charlie.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter The movie is lean and muscular, looking for action even in situations where a little sleight of hand might have done the trick.

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