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Salt (2010)

PG-13  |   |  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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Edwin A. Salt  »

Box Office


$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,011,243 (USA) (23 July 2010)


$118,311,368 (USA) (22 October 2010)

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Technical Specs


| (director's cut) | (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dutch-Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad was attached to direct the film. But the green-light committee thought he was too unknown to make such a big budgeted project. See more »


While escaping in the police car, Salt is in the back, and the semi-conscious policeman has his foot on the accelerator. Salt steers while leaning over the seat and over the policeman's body. Close up shots show the policeman's foot on the gas pedal, and Salt accelerates the car by tasing the officer, forcing his leg to extend. Salt also changes gear from forward to reverse and back; this would not be possible here as automatic-transmission cars require the brake pedal to be depressed while the gear is changed. See more »


[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.
North Korean Torturer: You are a spy!
Evelyn Salt: I'm not a spy. Please let me go home.
North Korean Torturer: 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!
North Korean Torturer: 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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Arranged by Irina Mikhailova
Performed by Irina Mikhailova and Hans Christian
Courtesy of Well-Tempered Productions
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User Reviews

Entertaining for sure
20 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Was it realistic? No. Did all the dots get connected? Not all. Was it fun to watch? Yes. Was it predictable? Not entirely. Lots of twists & turns. If you don't mind people sliding down a banister with six-shooters out shooting 5 hit men with Uzi's, then you'll probably like it. (This didn't really happen, and I don't really know guns but you get the message.) I thought I had it all figured out but I was oh so wrong. I would like to see it again, knowing what I know now. There wasn't a lot of cursing and relatively little blood & guts considering this type of movie. I must say, sitting next to some women who liked shouting at the screen and throwing their own punches heightened the excitement for the audience.

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