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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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Salt Will Not Be Stopped See more »

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?


The original design of the bunker (the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)) where the last part of the movie is set, is highly classified. So production designer Scott Chambliss based his designs on the old German government bunker in Ahrweiler, near Bonn. See more »


Agent Salt is not seen paying the cab driver after escaping the CIA building. 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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Featured in The Daily Show: Liev Schreiber (2010) See more »


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Written by César Franck
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Salt is one "peppery" heroine
7 August 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The people who wrote this film apparently don't think the audience is very smart. They want us to believe that Angelina Jolie who is about five foot four in her bare feet and 100 pounds wringing wet is capable of beating up and shooting about sixty people, crawling around a ten story building on a narrow ledge, jumping from tractor trailer to tractor trailer and climbing down a ten story elevator shaft! Boy she is one tough, ass kicking mama! Some people have said this movie is merely a clone of the Jason Bourne movies (one reviewer waggishly called Salt Jason Bourne with a vagina). However, Jolie makes her role distinctly unique. She holds this movie together with cool intensity that would rival any actor. The plot is convoluted and hard to follow but there is enough action for five movies, so just sit back and enjoy the ride. By the way, for you history lovers, there really was a theory that Lee Harvey Oswald had a Soviet lookalike who was the real killer of JFK and there really is an underground bunker below the White House.

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