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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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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 »


During the Vice President's funeral, the military honor guard does not have a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Any U.S. state funeral will have participation of all five branches of the military, including the U.S. Coast Guard. 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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Referenced in The Mindy Project: Pilot (2012) See more »


Written by David Palmer and Chuck Kentis
Performed by DEKODER
By Arrangement with Coda Music
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User Reviews

Decent Flick!
26 November 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Phillip Noyce's 'Salt' is a decent action-thriller that focuses on Spys. The film has it's share of shortcomings, but manages to sail safely.

Angelina Jolie stars as Salt a CIA agent, who is accused of being a double agent. Her journey from there-after, is filled with loads of action, and many twists and turns.

'Salt' has a paper-thin plot, but it's list of twists keep the proceedings alive. However, I would like to state, that, the culmination doesn't appeal. The actual twist in the tale doesn't leave any impact whatsoever. Writers Kurt Wimmer and Brian Helgeland could've truly worked for a better culmination.

Phillip Noyce's direction is fair, while the stunts are the mainstay of the film. Angelina Jolie is excellent as Salt and goes on to prove her potential once again. Among other performances, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor leave a lasting impression.

On the whole, 'Salt' also offers some spice. Apart from a tacky culmination, this one truly ranks as a fit popcorn flick. Reccmended!

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