Salt

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

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Studio Sony
SKU 217612339
UPC 043396367678
UPC 14 00043396367678
Format DVD
Release Date 6/19/2012
Rating Rating
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Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
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Name Jolie,Angelina
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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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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
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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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