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Salt (2010)

 -  Action | Crime | Mystery  -  23 July 2010 (USA)
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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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Evelyn Salt is a CIA agent and highly respected by all, including her boss, Ted Winter. Out of the blue, a Russian spy walks into their offices and offers a vital piece of information: the President of Russia will be assassinated during his forthcoming visit to New York City to attend the funeral of the recently deceased U.S. Vice President. The name of the assassin: Evelyn Salt. Concerned about the safety of her husband, who she cannot contact, she goes on the run. Winter refuses to accept that she is a mole or a double agent but her actions begin to raise doubts. Just who is Evelyn Salt and what is she planning? Written by garykmcd

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russian | cia | spy | russian spy | on the run | See more »

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Salt Will Not Be Stopped See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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23 July 2010 (USA)  »

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Edwin A. Salt  »

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Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,166,715 (UK) (20 August 2010)

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$118,311,368 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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There's a small pennant with a Russian tricolor hanging behind the LCD screen at SALT's working desk. The Russian lettering on it says "To the participant of the war campaign in Chechnya". See more »

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Agent Salt doesn't pay the Cab driver after escaping the CIA building. See more »

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[first lines]
Evelyn Salt: [being dragged out and tied down] Please let me go home. Please, I'm not who you think I am. I'm really not who you think I am. Please. Please, I'm not a spy.
Interrogation Tech: You are a spy!
Evelyn Salt: I'm not a spy. Please let me go home.
Interrogation Tech: Try again.
Evelyn Salt: I am not a spy! I am a business woman. I work for Rink Petroleum and Gas. Please call them. I work for Rink Petroleum!
Interrogation Tech: You are here to sabotage our nuclear ambitions. Yes?
Evelyn Salt: [water tube being forced into her mouth] I am not a spy! I am not a spy!
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Zarya
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Arranged by Irina Mikhailova
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Overpoweringly Ridiculous...Simply Dreadful Cinema
24 August 2010 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

If you willingly go to see this, you are asking--nay, insisting--that your intelligence be insulted. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities to this film aside from its making itself available for mockery with its heavy-handed, unrelenting cheesiness and awful, awful dialogue. I swear, even the scenes in which people are speaking Russian sound stupid.

This is the story of a woman--a skeletally thin woman--who works for the CIA. Yes, it's been done to death. Anyway, she...You know what? I'm not going to even go over the plot. Just imagine "Tomb Raider," except with anachronism-addicted Soviets running around and a 90 pound woman knocking out men the size of Sonny Liston with one limp-wristed blow.

And the plot holes! Does she love the husband or did she just marry him for the cover? If the CIA "can't find back past" a certain point, do they REALLY let you become a higher-up in the organization?! Please, please trust me. This is not fit to be looked upon. Save your eyes. Save your brain! This film WILL make you dumber.

Grade: F. Things to look for: Angelina Jolie's bizarre running style, physics defied left and right, Angelina Jolie in a bizarre disguise that kind of makes her look like Terri Gibbs without the dark glasses.


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