Who's seeing 'Salt' this weekend?
July 23rd, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Who's seeing 'Salt' this weekend?

“Salt” is probably one of the most anticipated films of the summer. Not only have the trailers promised a solid, engaging action drama, but it also heralds the return of Angelina Jolie as a badass who takes no prisoners.

Critics are offering plenty of prior warning about the inconceivability of the plot, but some were able to look past any plot problems and enjoy the ride.

As The Hollywood Reporter puts it, “While preposterous at every turn, ‘Salt’ is a better Bond movie than most recent Bond movies, as its makers keep the stunts real and severely limit CGI gimmickry. This is a slick, light summer entertainment that should throw considerable coin into Sony's coffers while re-establishing (if it needs re-establishing) Jolie's bona fides as an action star.”

USA Today film critic Claudia Pruig wasn’t particularly impressed with the plot, either. “While the plot is outlandish, it unspools with obvious twists and turns. The film has its tense moments, but instead of dazzle, there's a workmanlike quality to the action sequences. And the dialogue is hampered by a clichéd script,” Pruig writes. The film critic believes that “The only distinguishing feature to this by-the-book thriller is Jolie, who gets pummeled as good as she pummels.”

So what say you, moviegoers? Do you agree that Jolie is the only flavorful element in this spy thriller, or do you think perhaps critics were just expecting too much? Let us know by uploading your iReport review! If you're feeling a little self-conscious,  join EW's pro movie reviewers, Lisa Schwarzbaum and Owen Gleiberman, at the CNN iReport Roundtable next Thursday.


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  5. jujubeans

    I'd like to bona fide Angelina Jolie!

    August 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim

    If you are going to see Salt, I got a 2 for 1 ticket deal for ya... visit http://www.watch-a-movie.org/action/watch-salt-2010/ and click on "Buy one ticket to Salt and get one free"...

    July 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JB

    Plot problems, shmot problems. Seriously, who cares. I didn't see this because I thought it would win the Oscar. Jolie rocks, per normal. Leave her alone you b's!.

    July 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ryan

    Why is this woman so friggin popular? I mean other than being hot and a good self promoter... SHE ISN'T A GOOD ACTRESS! She delivers emotionally shallow performances in almost every one of her roles, yet whenever a movie with her in the female lead is released, it gets promoted to the point of nuisance. I will see this movie, despite her being the lead and not because of it... and that will be when it comes out on video, not in the theater. Thats mostly because I LOVE spy movies. Sorry, I'm just sick of A-list actors/actresses that can't act.

    July 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ED

      obviously you like her if you went to see all her movies so far, lol!! If you dont like her, why write anything about her! What is wrong with you people, its a MOVIE, not YOUR LIFE. The whole point of creating a movie is to provide entertainment, and thus others just the sheer money. Movies are entertaining, im sorry if some are not up to your own personal standards, go watch basic t.v or something for crying out loud! Better yet, go make your own movie.

      August 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Carol

    LOVE THIS MOVIE, and I love Angelina Jolie!

    July 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Grandallusion Brown

    Well, now you're done working over Jolie, how about Salt? Oh, you wanted to avoid that. Good idea.

    July 25, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. stvnkrs10

    Angelina is a horrible actress and her only claim to fame is a Dad who could act and somehow suckering Brad Pitt in to marrying her.
    Anyone ever notice she has the same crappy accent in every movie that tries she play someone from a different country? No matter what country it is, same crappy accent.

    July 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. attentionkids

    Can you people be a bit more mature and smart in your comments? That you're not a professional movie critic shouldn't make you come across dumb–unless that's you're goal or a quality you aspire to have. Remember: ACTING STUPID, IMMATURE IS OUT. Smart is in.
    So please don't give American a bad name.
    Angelina Jolie is a good actress and she plays her spy role OK. The movie is entertaining, though my expectations were quite high. Some scenes–like the daredevil elevator's part–were just not credible, not even Bond could have pulled it off. Somehow the sound, particularly the music score, did not contribute much in moments when the film needed the most. I'm still not sure whether it was the theater's sound system where I saw the movie, or there are plenty of flat sound moments. Some critics actually praised the film's sound effects and music.
    My wife liked it though–and she's usually not kind to Ms. Jolie as I;m always drooling over her beauty (LOL). Anyhow, I'll got to see it once again at a different location to see what's up with the sound.

    July 25, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jason

    Will wait for Redbox release. Will recreate mildly entertained. Will forget everything about it 5 minutes after seeing it.
    (This will apply to about 90% of movies released so far for 2010)

    July 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sharon

    She's becoming too much charicature in these roles : Lowered,fierce eyelids, snarly,protruding lower lip, gaping,dropped jaw ..... it's finally looking boring.

    July 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ano Nymous

    I prefer to wait for Jolie's movies to come to free t.v. so that i can change the channel and not worry about wasting money.

    July 25, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. daniel

    I will never watch another movie with Jolie in it. I don't share her and her father's values.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Goldenlatin

    OMG AJ as a gung-ho woman? Pleeeease she couldn't kick her own a$$. She's more like a bone with a hank or hair and lips. The woman is so unconvincing as a strong a$$ kicker. Give me a break.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Judith Logue

    Come on. SALT IS A GREAT FLICKI! I was sorry it was over. Women get MUCH more criticism whether they are in a chick flick or not. Most plots are unrealistic these days. Not a lot of good writing out there it seems. But JOLIE'S ACTING WAS SUPURB!!! And her male counterparts weren't bad either. Jolie's ready for even more challenging roles. Loved it. Loved it.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jay

    I went into this movie with high expectations, but found myself rooting for Angelina to get her butt KICKED until the very end of the movie. It was like they wanted me to hate her and then have some big twist... but that made must of the movie very unenjoyable as Angelina the Anorexic Ass Kicker knocks down everyone from the Secret Service to the KGB. Seriously, this movie was cast wrong. I just wanted to see her character actually take a whoopin'.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bill

    Totally preposterous flick. Lots of fun. a couple plot holes you could drive tanks through, but I just didn't care. My wife and I talked about the movie all the way home.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Anthony

    I'm really not a spiteful person but there's something about Angelina Jolie's meteoric rise after the donning of her then new, near anorexic look and her subsequent part in the break-up of a marriage that has left me feeling somwhat... well, spiteful.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. mraissam

    producers need to find different interesting stories .... the movie is like snakes on the plane lol or lady in the water lol so it's salt the spy !!!
    in 30 sec of action the whole story begin .....

    July 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. john

    My wife is a pilot,Angelina is a pilot.A few years ago they met at a small airport while Brad was filming the Jessy James movie in Alberta Canada.They shared a lunch of bagels together which my wife had brought along.What struck my wife was the maturity and level headedness Angelina showed;A genuinely nice woman.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • dater

      man lol i date only married women pilots ....i've dated over 100 lol careful man

      July 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. hontodesu

    There is only two occasions when men can cry in the movies!

    1. When a dog dies trying to save his master!

    2. When A. J. stops unbuttoning her blouse!

    Other than that, this is a typical action flick: car chases, explosions, beatings, gun battles, inept governments, and a victorias secret moment. In this case it was a girl/female/breasted american. I enjoyed it, and didn't take it serious.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      I'll go see her movies when she doesn't stop unbuttoning her blouse.

      August 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Phyllis Cohen

    May I have my $20 back please? I guess when you are not much of an actress you have to play action roles. Gorgeous she is but OH MY GOSH this movie is awful. Anyone over 18 who sees it will agree I'm sure. The action scenes are overdone to the point of unbelievability, the plot is convoluted yet predictable and there's not much scenery so I'm not sure this film has any redeeming qualities. We were forced into it by a combination of "The Kids are All Right" being sold out and a tremendous rain storm converging at the same time. Never again! Want to see a good movie look around for "City Island', it was great!

    July 25, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  26. ThePhantom

    The movie is very predictable, the plot is not plausible, Angelina Jolie is so frail she doesn't even fit in the role and the acting is average at best. Overall the movie is not worth the 10 bucks. I think you would be better off watching it on dvd/bluray.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  27. Patden

    If anyone has senn Brad since he shaved the story is obvuious. Too many drinks, drugs etc. She brags that she has done every drug imaginable, and it shows. They are liabilities now, no good roles, only bs. Drool all you want guys, its man-made. Won't watch her movies, ever

    July 25, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  28. Becky

    I saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith when it came out & I loved that movie I've been in love with Brad & Angelina ever since Brad was Brad was smart for leaving Anniston she has NOTHING compared to Angelina. Brad pitt & Angelina is the GLUE that keeps Hollywood rolling but Leonardo is getting there so now if George Clooney & Matt Damon would just get on the ACTION band wagon HOLLYWOOD would be a GREAT place. HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS & DIRECTORS ARE YOU LISTENING THESE ARE THE PEOPLE I WANT TO SEE. P..S I ALSO WANT TO SEE MORE OF MICHAEL DOUGLAS & CATHERINE ZETA-JONES PLEASE. GIVE US MORE ACTION FILMS & STOP MAKING THE STUPID SCARY MOVIES.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  29. Cavalcanti

    Don't like Angeline Jolie, she has no class judging for an interview where she says "her and Brad's affair started during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith" while he was still married to another woman. In my view she just wanted to undermine the woman before her on Brad's life. I do not mention the other woman's name because she does not need publicity of this kind. Besides, I cannot name one movie where she has done real acting. I will await for another Meryl Streep movie.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  30. Becky

    I loved this movie the action was great. PLEASE do a SALT 2. I LOVE Angelina can't get enough of her.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  31. Becky

    This movie was great Angelina did her own stunts she is what puts this film together any other actor wouldn't have been the box office hit it is.

    July 25, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  32. imp

    I loved it. It was a barrel of fun. Non-stop entertainment and that's the why I go to the movies TO BE ENTERTAINED!

    July 25, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  33. Sam

    I won't be seeing it. I tend to avoid paying to have my intelligence insulted.

    July 25, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  34. Mark

    Saw it this week, best action movie in years! No wonder she bailed on the Tomb Raider series. Salt was amazing!!

    July 25, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  35. Tim

    I heard that Pepper was seeing Salt, shhhh dont tell anyone, but they are seeing each other on top of the scrambled eggs

    July 25, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  36. billy bob

    Who's seeing this movie? Mostly people who didn't think to buy their tickets to Inception in advance online. I saw Salt last night because Inception was sold out, and I wasn't the only one in line in that situation. Salt was predictable, and, frankly, pretty run-of-the-mill. The action sequences were ok, but the shaky camera work in the fight scenes, rather than making the viewer feel closer to the action, seemed designed to disguise slower choreography. Bottom line, I enjoyed the performances and did let myself enjoy the ride, but there have been dozens of cold war spy thrillers done over the years, and done better.

    July 25, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  37. eyjafjallajokull

    I liked the movie, but then this is only about the second A.J. movie I've seen in my whole life. She looked lovely in her more mature look. Lips....well I think they look that way because she had them "fixed". I slept through about half the movie, but I liked what I did see. My husband filled in the the blank spots for me. It's just that it was so hot outside, and so nice and cool inside, I just couldn't resist a nap.

    July 25, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  38. JD

    What is wrong with Angelina's lips? They look like she is suffering from some sort of weird malady. They are always so puffed out and disfigured. You'd think with all the money she is making off of simplistic and shallow movies, she'd have a little left over to fix her kisser.

    July 25, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  39. Rick

    I refuse to watch it.. I keep giving Angelina Jolie movies another chance because the trailers ALWAYS look awesome. but consistently, the movies SUCK.

    July 25, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
    • free mind

      I saw it, and as you say, the trailers made it look way better than it actually was. The movie was extremely predictable, and I knew the ending practically in the beginning of the movie. I would have much preferred having Tom and his Mission Impossible experience in this movie, it would have given the element of surprise and unpredictability that it was missing.

      July 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  40. CG

    Angelina Jolie is a weirdo, always has been, always will be. you don't outgrow that much nuttiness. Remember the blood vials with Billy Bob Thornton? Or the incestuous mouth kissing with her brother in public? Or the ongoing, bitter feud with her father? Or the ridiculous tattoos, many of which she has admitted she now regrets? I could go on and on.

    This chick needs some psycho therapy.

    July 25, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |
  41. Rob

    I saw Salt on Friday and was disappointed. It did have an interesting twist but unfortunately it was easy to see it coming aboult half way through the flick. On a scalle of 1 to 10 I'd give it a 4.

    July 25, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  42. Janet

    Spoilers: Evelyn Salt is a Canadian spy who infiltrates the CIA and is pursued by the CIA to keep Pres. Obama's birth certificate secret.

    July 25, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  43. Clayton

    Doesn't look good enough to watch. I'll just download it instead.

    July 25, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  44. wry

    The walrus is Paul.

    July 25, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  45. GG

    Don't believe the negative critics. They vote down good movies and applaud junk. Make your own informed review. I just saw Salt movie today and it is quite good. Having Angelie there makes it easy on the eyes. One never know what is going to happen or what/who believe. See the movie!!!!!

    July 25, 2010 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  46. Conan

    Angelie Jolie the latest Bond girl? Don't you just love it!!!!!!

    July 25, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  47. Johnny C

    Let's see Salt in this outfit!!! Haha.

    Sure she does her own stunts....but bacon and eggs only? Pretty funny...

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DGSUqS0jJE&w=640&h=390]

    July 25, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  48. ShirleyJ

    The movie was action packed, Bourne and 007 like and the plot was probably predictable but I enjoyed it anyway. Great to see Angelina Jolie back. She is beautiful and brilliant... a little thin though, but a real role model in life. The new Bond girl is a woman! and better than Bond! I enjoyed Liev Schreiber as well... Great escape movie.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  49. movieman

    Watched Salt today. It is fast moving nonstop action movie. Loved it.Angelina is the best female action star of our time.

    July 25, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  50. Booch

    Cool! I've always wanted to see the sequel to Milk.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  51. FROZEDOGG29

    SWEET

    July 25, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  52. Paul Burns, bham AL

    All U ladies R just plain jealous of AJ's good looks and those Fab kissable lips...saw the movie tonight, crowded show and 95% just lovedit.hope she knocks off pretty boy Tom Cruise....go get'em girl....let's hope for a Salt -2......

    July 25, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • damebochie

      Me too! I am crossing my fingers for Salt 2. I wanted to see more of AJ. She got it going on. I have so much admiration for that lady.

      I just realized Angelina Jolie's name acronym is AJ
      Jennifer Aniston's name acronym is JA. Weid! isn't it? But anyway, the latter will never come close in comparison.

      July 25, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  53. Jack Meoff

    Some of you "Inception" fans really need to get a life. You are good little sheep. You buy in to the whole BS Hollywood Corporate spin machine. They have spent milllions of dollars convincing you that if you like "Inception" you are cool, you are hip, you are so much more intelligent than all those other dumb people going to see other movies! You paid 10 bucks to go see "Inception" so you are morally superior to other dumb American moviegoers! Get over youselves sheep. By the way just because a person is a fan of something intelligent or cool it does not make them intelligent or cool.

    July 25, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • John G.

      I don't need a corporate spin machine to tell the difference between a groundbreaking psychological thriller and a dime-a-dozen summer action flick. Between Memento and The Dark Night, Chris Nolan proved he was a top-notch filmmaker well before Inception came out. Movies like 'Salt' and 'Knight and Day' come out every year and are promptly forgotten, but Inception was brilliant, and isn't going anywhere.

      July 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. damebochie

    Angelina is a wonderful actress! And she has proven it again in this movie. This is no Jennifer Aniston's Love Happens!

    July 24, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  55. David

    I will go see "Pepper" instead. By the way I just watched a Jennifer Aniston film on a big screen High definition TV and it proved to me Brad made the right choice. Angelina Jolie is way hotter. Aniston must be taking Botox injections now. It was the film where her ex-husband is a bounty hunter taking her to jail . I forget the name.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  56. SMC

    Has Angelina Jolie ever been in a good movie? All she ever seems to manage to do is look really good in bad movies. I'll admit the previews for this one look good, but you've got to love the storyline in this article: “Salt” is probably one of the most anticipated films of the summer. LOL! By whom??? If you'd seen any of Jolie's other movies, you'd expect this one to stink too. I do have some sympathy and hope this one works out for her, but I doubt many people are waiting with anticipation for this one. Get real!

    July 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Amy

    my son and I saw salt yesterday and it was awsome. I may go and see it a second time.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Fuyuko

    This just doesn't look that good to me. Perhaps because the previews showed huge spoilers for the movie and everytime I go to the movies they show a preview for this that lasts at least 3 minutes for over a year now. I'm passing. I feel like I've seen it already.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  59. yosclappy

    dumb and dumber.

    July 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  60. hatsoff2

    No thanks. Can't stand looking at a beautiful woman who remains one of the ugliest people in Hollywood.

    July 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I am sure she looks better than your Mom, your sister, any woman you have ever dated, and your wife.

      July 24, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  61. usedtolikemovies

    Who's watching "Salt?" Anorexics.

    July 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  62. davidreddy

    Angelena is pretty because she does NOT have freckles. Freckled women like Aniston look ugly without makeup.

    July 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • rdw

      Sorry, Jennifer Aniston would look more naturally beautiful without make-up, AJ probably would look ugly ass hell without it, she wears too much of it as it is, again my damn opinion.

      July 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Wangdu

    Watch " INCEPTION " with a pinch of "SALT"

    July 24, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. anuli

    Salt is a traffic movie.more kuddos 2 u Aj

    July 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  65. itsme

    ohhh wellllllllllllllll whatever .......................i love AJ!!

    July 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Someone

    I watched the movie last night. It wasn't bad, but I was expecting much more from it – something like Wanted. Wanted was amazing from the plot to the action, acting, etc. Salt couldn't match up to it; however, I must say that althought it was quite predictable, Salt was a pretty good movie.

    July 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Jason

    "Critics are offering plenty of prior warning about the inconceivability of the plot, but some were able to look past any plot problems and enjoy the ride." So you think that the Bourne series or Taken was a more plausible movie or series? Give me a break and quit complaining on the plausibility of movies and just watch them for what they are. By the way Salt was bad ass, it makes the Bourne series look like Clown Shoes.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  68. PiercedPsycho

    I'm madly in love with that woman....I want to see it, just because of my ginormous lesbian crush on her.

    I won't see it this weekend, but I WILL see it.

    Oh and nobody pay attention to Claudia from USA Today. She only likes the artsy fartsy foreign films that 25 people see yet manages to win fifty billion awards.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  69. River Park Fresno, CA.

    It was the cooolest action movie just like THE BOURNE SUPRAMACY. After The Bourne Supramacy I like THE SALT.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • andacar

      To me, the Bourne series, for all its predictable violence, had some generally original plot elements in a familiar genre. There is little separating Salt from Mission Impossible, Ultraviolt and a hundred other similar movies in my opinion.

      July 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  70. dave

    who the hell cares about bubble lips jolie.

    July 24, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  71. IndiGirl

    Can she please make something that is not a her being chased for being a spy, or a conflicted detective...or some mellow drama where she has a spectacular crying scene (include the lost child, suffering from dead husband, etc.). How about a comedy? Maybe something Cameron Diaz-esce? So tired of her badass roles. Even Brad takes different roles...it means you have range in your acting skills.
    Yes, she's gorgeous, probably a good person and she likes to collect kids...but can she act outside a box?

    July 24, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  72. internet janitor

    she is over rated and not the most interesting chick out there. blah

    July 24, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  73. ain'tmisbehavin

    SALT< Saw IT, loved it...it was fun for my Friday night....and good actors too, no singer, rapper, ex-disney turn actors in this flick...

    July 24, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • rdw

      This chick and her movies are so overrated it's not even funny. Always playing the same damn character she did 10 years ago. Like someone said earlier, "If you've seen one AJ action movie, you've pretty much seen them all. Plus I have seen singers and rappers who can act better than AJ ass anyday. As far as her looks? She looks alright, but damn people she is not all that. She is looking too skinny, scary now days, my damn opinion.

      July 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Happy58

    If you've seen one Jolie movie you've seen them all.

    July 24, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  75. rekcuf

    I am not pleased with this trend of using frailer and frailer actors/actresses for action roles. Used to be that guys like Schwarzenegger, stallone, the rock etc played these roles. You could believe the stuns were real and enjoy the movie. But now they got tom cruise, brad pit, and Angelina playing these....sad.

    July 24, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Oh yeah those cheesy terrible Stallone and Governator movies were so realistic. I really belive one guy with a gun can kill 150 other guys with a gun and not get shot once. That is so realistic. STFU.

      July 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  76. ondeck

    Excellent movie! She is truly a movie star – The reason we pay to go to movies – to be entertained- she rocks!

    July 24, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  77. LA Guy

    Angelina Jolie delivers the action like no other actress in Hollywood. I don't even think there is any other woman kicking ass in an action-packed production (Buffy back in the day?). If there is ever a resurection of Wonder Woman, Jolie should be the who plays the super hero.

    July 24, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  78. Mayhem Is Coming

    SALT is a fun movie and most likely never intended to be "artsy," or Oscar worthy, it is what it is, an action movie. Though I will say that AJ is very thin when this movie was filmed.

    July 24, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  79. Natch

    Nope, won't bother. Today's offerings from Hollywood offer the same old rehashed stories, the same old (boring) "stars", the same habit of relying more on special effects than an effective plot.......borrrrriiiinnnnngggggggg!! Zzzzzzzzz........

    July 24, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  80. eyeshadow

    Love her fearless and non stop action. She is beautiful.

    July 24, 2010 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  81. ME

    saw Inception today, thank god I only paid $5, because it wasn't as good as everyone was saying....the music and background noise was too loud to hear the conversations, and only left me confused and struggling to hear. I'll wait until it comes out on dvd, so I can rewatch the parts of the movie that I couldn't hear, so it'll make some sense.

    July 24, 2010 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Siooy

      It was a good movie. It appears the theater you attended had difficulties with their sound system settings, because I can assure you that was not the case for everyone. Try a regular theater instead of a $5 bootleg one...

      July 24, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  82. Dub

    Just a backdrop for AJ. Same ole stuff. All of the in your face action never let's you get into the movie, you are simply along for the ride. Good production work but no imagination. Probably would have been passable had I not seen Inception last week. Inception raised the bar on these type of movies and this one doesn't measure up.

    July 24, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  83. ChristianH

    I have a choice between Inception, one of the best films of the year/ever(?) and Salt, a film that seems to offer no viewing incentive other than, "Oh look, Angelina Jolie is hot and a spy! Look at her hair colors change!"

    Yeah, I'm gonna spend my money on an event, rather than a popcorn flick.

    July 24, 2010 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  84. It's Me Again

    ...just more CGI special effects and stunts that belong in a comic book. Bbooooorrinnngggg...

    July 24, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  85. AA81

    INCEPTION...thats all I gotta say.....

    July 24, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  86. mtnrunner2

    Ah, I'll see it on NetFlix.

    Does anyone else think Angelina may have stolen Blue Steel from Zoolander? What's up with that?

    July 24, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  87. SK

    Must watch movie.. Non stop action.. Awesome movie Dont miss it.. :)

    July 24, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  88. casey

    fantastic movie, hot full of action and action, very good

    July 24, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  89. Mitch from Queens

    After sitting through this piece of ****, I now agree with Mayor Bloomberg and the NY State Assemby – ban Salt!!!

    July 24, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  90. RH

    I watched the move today. It was great !!... I love it. Kind of like 007 movie and it is way better than recent 007 movies. I also love Angelina. She's so cool and so hot. Can't wait to see the next episode.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  91. samriddle

    I am glad to see JOLIE back in a action movie, There is no other women like her in a action movie I think we should look back at the movie tomb raider an many others plus she is very attractive if you don't believe me ask brad he know more about this than anyone.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  92. Jennifer

    I will definitely see this movie. I love Angelina Jolie and action movies. So hell ya count me in.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  93. andacar

    Oh boy. Another derivative, predictable, big star driven, mayhem filled film featuring Angelina Jolie.Slick? Sure. It's hard not to make something as formulaic as this not be. Hot? I dunno... A guilty pleasure? I'd feel guilty spending money to see a film I've basically seen a thousand times before. No doubt it will gross a bajillion dollars. Whatever. Hollywood has become so terrified of films that are even remotely innovative that we've achieved almost complete paralysis.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
    • robert west

      Open your eyes and quick reciting cliches. There are plenty of good movies and occasionally it is good to be entertained for entertainments sake. Have you seen mother nature lately, hasn't changed much either but still nice to look at.

      July 24, 2010 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
    • andacar

      Got them wide open, always have. My whole point, obviously, is that this film is one vast tiresome cliche'. It's hard to describe cliche's without using them. And yes I'm perfectly well aware there are plenty of great original films out there, though most don't come from Hollywood. And Mother Nature changes all the time if you know how to look.

      July 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Minerva from Los Angeles, CA

    Can't wait to see our Angie! She's a drop dead beautiful woman, can act, is fearless about life and roles, a good mother and family member, a global humanitarian and philanthropist, an ambassador for the US, a leadership role model for women, a savvy business woman, and a damn good human being!!! My highest regards go to her. She did it all alone. Well done Angie, way to go! Your family is very lucky to have you. And I bet this movie is very good too! Either way, thank you for gracing the city of Los Angeles! We are so proud of you and Brad!!

    July 24, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  95. Kelle711

    I'm betting inception will crush salt. they should have postponed the opening a couple of weekends.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  96. Grace

    Jolie is a great actress and she is the female 007 in this movie. I give this movie 4 stars.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  97. Ani

    um, probably nobody worth their salts....

    July 24, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  98. nelson hernandez

    Some critics are just trippin. I think the movie is super great and will probably be the only one along with the expandables that's gonna be really good.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  99. SC

    No wonder Brad Pitt fell for her. All Aniston knows is how to do freaky smile, shake her her and sway her hair from one side to the other. Aniston has no star power whatsoever. I don't think Aniston will be able to catch up Jolie in a million years.

    July 24, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Sippy

      I agree with you that Anniston is overrated, and I don't see anything magical about her hair. However, I don't think anyone deserves to be dumped the way she was by her (ex)husband.

      July 24, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • hey

      Aniston may not be a star power but she is at least a decent actress, and she is definitely a more talented actress than AJ. Aniston was the only one on Friends who actually did some acting... Well, maybe Chandler was ok too. AJ, on the other hands, has all the qualities required to attract the audience in the age of movies based on comic books. Has anything been released lately that wasn't just a bunch of mindless special FX sequences? Unless you are under 16 y/o, there's nothing to watch...

      July 24, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • damebochie

      To the person below: Are you killing me? Aniston is better actress than Jolie? Under what rock you live?
      All Aniston ever does is played her failed love life on screen: "Love Happens, Bounty Hunter, Good Girl, He's just not that into you, the Break up..... same story line"
      Yep I felt for her when Brad dumped her. But when you look at Jolie, you must have agreed with the guy.

      July 25, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      I don't think Aniston markets herself as a raving beauty .... more the attractive, athletic,healthy-looking,sunny California girl. BUT, she is a GREAT Rom-Com actress. She actually reminds me of the incomparable Doris Day who owned that genre back in 50's and 60's.

      July 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ED

      I thought this review was about the movie and not the drama between Aniston, Pitt and Jolie....way off the topic guys! Yall come on here to gossip and talk about folks you dont even know. And dont get me started on dude talking about Jolie's age and hotness.....petty petty. You go see a movie to look at butt and chest....go to the strip club, you will have plenty to choose from! Rediculous. I refuse to read anymore comment. 1

      August 9, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Case

    The "plot twists" you can see a mile away. The "plan" by the protagonists is idiotic. "Hey, we'll come up with a plan that will take a hundred miracles to pull off, for no apparent reason, that's the ticket." Jolie's character has to of course do a hundred impossible things nobody could actually do. And Jolie's not quite so young anymore, not quite as hot as she used to be.

    Yet, eh, despite all that, it was diversion entertainment. I enjoyed it despite having to check my brain at the door. 2/5

    July 24, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Pezz

      I was with you until the "not quite as hot as she used to be." Are you looking at the same woman I'm looking at? She has always been amazing-looking, and I think she might be at her hottest now. That woman is a genetic miracle.

      July 24, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  101. vivian s

    Movie was Great! What a ride!

    July 24, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  102. mike

    Watched Salt today. It was a thrilling roller coaster ride. Angelina is very good at this kind of movie...

    July 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cal

      I find that hard to believe. She is a talentless hack who needs to stop buying foreign kids for media attention and just go away. Shes almost as bad as Jennifer Lopez.

      July 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • ED

      Cal are you seriously going to sit there and say something like that.... How in the world would you know what Angelina Jolie does on purpose and intentionally? REALLY? SERIOUSLY? Does she actually walk up to the cameras and say hey look at me and my kids!? Wow, if you dont know, dont say nothing at all in regards to their personal lives. Actors are people, regular people.

      August 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Matt K

    Just saw it, was fairly good. The stunts were a little bit unbelievable at times because AJ is sooooo frail looking. Would say it's worth the $10, but not much beyond it. Spend the money on Inception

    July 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  104. notgoingtoseeit

    If I wanted to watch Tomb Raider, I would watch Tomb Raider.

    Peace out!

    July 23, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • wasteofspace

      then why did you bother writing anything...looks like someone likes the spotlight.

      July 24, 2010 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • youarecompletelyright

      I think they should have hired the lady on youtube that does hot for words to do this role.. that's how much actings is required.

      July 24, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  105. v

    The movie wasn't too bad actually. Nothing spectacular or unbelievable, but still decent.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  106. RTinLA

    I saw it Friday morning – it's really freaking good. There's a lot more than running around and shooting. It almost feels like it was adapted really well from a novel like Hunt for Red October. Hopefully it won't get overlooked. They did a great job.

    July 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Odalice Feliz

    we are all weird in our own ways, we just gotta find the path that leads us to happiness, my opinion! I haven't seen Salt ye but I will, can't wait to see Angie jumping around traffic!

    July 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ED

      I agree, you guys are judging these actors based on their personal lives....who cares! Im not there in the movie theatres judging, i want to be entertained by whats on the screen! We all got some type of weird characteristic, next the the average joe. Who gives anybody the right to judge? Are you hanging out with Jolie??? NOPE, so stick to your own kind and stop smelling ya self.

      August 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  108. mary

    AJ is a weirdo, remember her days with billy bob and the blood vials. She makes tom cruise look normal.

    July 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      You are so immature! You used to wet your pants and do other things in them too, remember? But you grew up, at least I hope you did. So did AJ, so can we stop talking about something from so long ago? She is a very different person now, and, I would say, light years ahead of Tom Cruise. She is intelligent, a humanitarian, and appears to be a good mother, so can we shut up about what she did when she was immature and unaware of what her life was supposed to be about?

      July 24, 2010 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • SC

      I agree she makes Tom Cruise look normal. She is way better than Russian Spy, Anna Chapman.

      July 24, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Hell yah she's a weirdo – and I love it!

      July 24, 2010 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Claude Mondiere

      She went from Hollywood to be a role model for young girls how to be a mother a wife and a professional. She took off from the historical mellow spies for action women roles. She always class whatever is the situation.

      July 24, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • nobodyshero

      Are you okay Mary?

      July 24, 2010 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • SaintPetersburg

      she does seem a bit odd, like she may or may not have some crazy skeletons in her closet.

      I dont get why people give Tom Cruise such a hard time. Is it because he's a scientologist? If that's the case that's dumb. How is it any different from being a Christian, Muslim, or a Jew? He's a good actor, albeit he's not a character actor, he brings the kind of charisma that makes him entertaining and compelling to watch on the big screen.

      July 24, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • andacar

      The obvious difference is that most of us grew out of that way before she did.

      July 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Venger

      “Salt” is probably one of the most anticipated films of the summer. Not only have the trailers promised a solid, engaging action drama, but it also heralds the return of Angelina Jolie as a badass who takes no prisoners."

      Hahahahahahaha, it must suck to have a job where you have to type dreck like this on a daily basis. Who is actually looking forward to this movie apart from Angelina Jolie? And who ever thought Angelina Jolie was a badass who took no prisoners, apart from Angelina Jolie?

      ...On second thought, did Angelina Jolie write this piece?

      July 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • AF

      This is a great film. Jolie proves again that she is absolutely magnetic on screen. She did what she set out to do – she is James Bond and does them all one better and moves to the head of the pack!

      July 25, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • CG

      Angelina Jolie is a weirdo, always has been, always will be. you don't outgrow that much nuttiness. Remember the blood vials with Billy Bob Thornton? Or the incestuous mouth kissing with her brother in public? Or the ongoing, bitter feud with her father? Or the ridiculous tattoos, many of which she has admitted she now regrets? I could go on and on.

      This chick needs some psycho therapy.

      July 25, 2010 at 5:06 am | Report abuse |

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    • Goldenalatin

      Mary you are right, she is a sicko – Her collection? Kids. The only reason she supposedly changed is becasue it was destroying her career Marky. Don't be so naive.

      July 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • reviewer

      Salt is a failed Bond movie. I didn't even understand why the Russian would jeopardize its mission by giving out it's agent's name to CIA on the first hand? What made Salt change her mind? The story is so worn out. The film makers have chosen to lengthen the movie in unnecessary chasing. Chasing Chasing Chasing...........worst movie of the year.

      July 25, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      Crazy how this lousy actress keeps getting work. I don't find her attractive and find no need to see any film with her in it. Amazing someone in their 30s loses a parent and claims to be an orphan. Shows us just how truly dim she is, or all of Hollywood is truly. Just make your movies and be glad we're dumb enough as a society to overpay you to act, poorly at that. Stay in Hollywood, quit traveling the globe making people think you are our mouthpiece. Jolie is an over-rated, self righteous ugly person, this movie just goes to show how much–claiming to be in-line with a Bond movie, I doubt it can ever come close to the worst Bond movie.

      July 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |

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