Salt

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Overview

Director Phillip Noyce teams with screenwriters Kurt Wimmer Equilibrium and Brian Helgeland Mystic River to craft this thriller starring Angelina Jolie as dedicated CIA officer Evelyn Salt, who is accused by a defector of being a Russian spy. With each attempt Salt makes to prove her innocence, her mentor, Winter Liev Schreiber, only grows more suspicious of her true motivations. The longer she eludes capture by ambitious CIA agent Peabody Chiwetel Ejiofor, the higher the stakes...
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Overview

Director Phillip Noyce teams with screenwriters Kurt Wimmer Equilibrium and Brian Helgeland Mystic River to craft this thriller starring Angelina Jolie as dedicated CIA officer Evelyn Salt, who is accused by a defector of being a Russian spy. With each attempt Salt makes to prove her innocence, her mentor, Winter Liev Schreiber, only grows more suspicious of her true motivations. The longer she eludes capture by ambitious CIA agent Peabody Chiwetel Ejiofor, the higher the stakes get.
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Special Features

The ultimate female action hero; Spy disquise: The looks of Evelyn Salt; Radio interview with director Phillip Noyce; Filmmaker's commentary
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
There are great action movies Die Hard, Hard-Boiled, and then there are highly entertaining action movies Unleashed, anything directed by Rob Cohen that keep adrenaline junkies entertained in the downtime before the next true classic arrives. A compact, streamlined espionage thriller from screenwriter Kurt Wimmer and director Phillip Noyce, Salt would never be mistaken for the former, though it snaps into the latter category with the snug click of a perfectly placed Lego. No one who sits through Salt is likely to die of boredom, though they might exit the theater a little sore due to laughing at one of the most ridiculously unconvincing movie disguises in recent memory. But plausibility isn't generally high on the list of crucial ingredients for cooking up an entertaining action flick, and thanks to a quickly paced script and some cleverly executed twists, Salt satisfies the craving for greasy fast-food cinema. Two years after being captured in North Korea and tortured as a suspected spy, top CIA agent Evelyn Salt Angelina Jolie is about to celebrate her second wedding anniversary to arachnologist Mike August Diehl when she is accused by a terminally ill Russian defective of being a sleeper agent for the Russian government. Desperate to clear her name and protect her husband, Salt takes flight, raising the suspicions of up-and-coming CIA agent Peabody Chiwetel Ejiofor even as her mentor, Winter Liev Schreiber, insists that the accusation is unfounded. Now, in order for Salt to clear her name, she must outrun and outwit both the Secret Service and the CIA, all while uncovering information on a diabolical plot to breathe a big chill back into the Cold War with a high-profile assassination. The longer Salt eludes capture, the higher the stakes get. Shortly after co-writing the screenplay for The Thomas Crown Affair alongside Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer established himself as a rising force in the realm of over-the-top action cinema by jumping into the director's chair for Equilibrium and Ultraviolet, two sci-fi flicks that took ridiculous to delirious new heights. In 2003, Wimmer edged into espionage territory as screenwriter of the lukewarmly received CIA thriller The Recruit, and now he's teamed with director Noyce to deliver a high-stakes spy thriller that's short on originality, yet bristling with intensity. This time Wimmer seems to have modeled his script on a roller coaster, allowing the butterflies to flutter in our stomachs as we slowly creep up that first giant hill, then maintaining an impressive momentum until the ride stops and we exit our seats. And while there's nothing particularly inventive about a story driven by lingering Cold War tensions, sleeper agents, and assassination plots, Wimmer does manage to sneak in some savory particulars while delving into the details of a top-secret Russian program to topple the United States as a superpower, and to throw a few expertly placed third-act sucker punches. If only Noyce's talents as an action director were better matched to Wimmer's particular abilities as a storyteller, perhaps Salt would have been a bit more than a passable diversion. A talented filmmaker with an eye for detail, Noyce handles the dialogue and setup quite well -- eliciting a palpable sense of vertigo during a tense ledge escape early on, and employing sharp diversionary tactics during a suspenseful funeral scene that kicks the plot into high gear -- but the deeper he wades into the action, the more apparent it becomes that shoot-outs and car chases aren't exactly his forte. Like most action directors these days, Noyce refuses to give viewers a real sense of space by sticking primarily to close-up shots when things start to get hairy, a factor that prevents us from truly connecting with the kinetic events unfolding onscreen. But Noyce is quite good with actors, eliciting performances from Jolie, Schreiber, Ejiofor, and Daniel Olbrychski that go a long way in counter-balancing the hastily helmed action sequences. Odds are, Salt won't be the launching point for a hugely successful blockbuster action series à la The Bourne Identity -- as the filmmakers so clearly intended with the shamelessly open ending -- but until the next time we truly taste greatness, it's digestible enough to trick our stomachs into thinking we've feasted on filet mignon and fine wine, when in reality we've just wolfed down some chicken-fried steak and a chocolate shake.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2010
  • UPC: 043396367678
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Theatrical Version / Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,520

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Angelina Jolie Evelyn Salt
Liev Schreiber Winter
Chiwetel Ejiofor Peabody
Daniel Olbrychski Orlov
August Diehl Mike Krause
Daniel Pearce Young Orlov
Andre Braugher Secretary of Defense
Olek Krupa Russian President Matveyev
Cassidy Hinkle 12-Year-Old Chenkov
Corey Stoll Shnaider
Vladislav Koulikov Chenkov's Father
Olya Zueva Chenkov's Mother
Kevin O'Donnell Young CIA Officer
Gaius Charles CIA Officer
Zach Shaffer CIA Security Officer
Albert Jones CIA Technician
Zoe Lister-Jones CIA Security Hub Tech
Paul Juhn North Korean Torturer
Tika Sumpter Front Deskwoman
David Bishins Security Supervisor
Yara Shahidi Salt's Young Neighbor
Gary Wilmes Advisor to U.S. President
Jordan Lage National Security Advisor
Jeremy Davidson President's Secret Service Agent
Michelle Ray Smith Lead Bunker Officer
Marion McCorry CIA Director Medford
Vladimir Tevlovski KA Executioner
Steve Cirbus FBI Agent
Roslyn Ruff Neural Tech
Jeb Brown Bunker Technician
Lara Apponyi BBC Newscaster
Vitaliy Baganov New Russian President
Peter Weireter Security Officer
Ryan Shams Interrogation Tech
Colleen Werthmann Secret Service Tactical Officer
Liam Joynt White House Officer
Victoria Cartagena Portico Checkpoint Agent
Armand Schultz Martin Crenshaw
Ivo Velon Basayev
Kamar De Los Reyes Secret Service Agent
Victor Slezak One-Star General
Dionne Audain Communication Agent
Jalil Lynch DC Taxi Driver
Mike Colter CIA Tactical Leader
Beverly Kirk White House Reporter
Barbara Harrison DC Reporter
Lynn C. Sanders Bishop
Theresa Caggiano Subway Cop
Nick Poltoranin Russian KA Agent
Vladimir Troitsky Russian KA Agent
Hristo Hristov Russian KA Agent
James Nuciforo Military Aide
Jose L. Rodriguez North Korean Border MP
Avis Boone Rink Petroleum Security
Scotty Dillin Presidential Bunker Tech
Alex Jones Presidential Bunker Tech
Angelo Lopez Presidential Bunker Tech
Stephen Breach Police Captain
Mike Conneen Washington Reporter
Gregory R. Kelly News Anchor
Elizabeth Kaledin NY1 Reporter
Angel David Burly Agent
Frank Harts 2nd Floor Secret Service Agent
Technical Credits
Phillip Noyce Director
Stuart Baird Editor
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Producer
Stuart Braid Editor
Theresa Carriker-Thayer Art Director
Scott A. Chambliss Production Designer
William M. Connor Associate Producer
Burt Dalton Special Effects Supervisor
Sarah Edwards Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Toni G. Makeup
John Gilroy Editor
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
Paul A. Levin Associate Producer
Sunil Perkash Producer
P. Scott Sakamoto Camera Operator
Kazuhiro Tsuji Makeup Special Effects
Mark Vahradian Executive Producer
Kurt Wimmer Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Salt
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27
28. Chapter 28
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Salt
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   Languages
      Audio: English
      Audio: English Audio Descriptive Service
      Audio: French
      Subtitles: English* (Some Special Features Subtitled)
      Subtitles: English Subtitled Commentary
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: Spanish
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Filmmakers' Commentary: On
      Filmmakers' Commentary: Off
      The Ultimate Female Action Hero
      Spy Disguise: The Looks of Evelyn Salt
      "The Treatment" Radio Interview With Phillip Noyce
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    I had no idea when I saw this movie that it was going to be this good! The actors all do a great job in this movie, and the plot was very well crafted. It keeps you guessing too...my friend and I could not decide what was going on until the end of the movie. I am not going to say much about it, because I don't want to spoil it, but this movie was pretty intense through and through. If you're into action and espionage type stuff, friends...DO SEE THIS MOVIE!

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    The Cold War All Over Again!

    Angelina Jolie has become a female version of Jason Bourne. She keeps my adrenaline levels at their peak and made me constantly guessing which side she was on. This whole movie is like the Bourne Supremacy meets Mission Impossible. A great combination between presidential assassination, secret agents, and the verge of World War III. With a combination that intense, this movie is expected to be an instant classic.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    SALT

    "Salt" - this is the definitive Angelina Jolie ass kicking movie. She makes the screen blister with he endless angry acting as Evelyn Salt. Who is Salt? That is the question asked of the audience; can you figure out who she really is and what is her game. I think anyone can figure this out, but it is the journey that makes it so much fun. Jolie herself does all the stunts and says she wanted to make a Bond/Bourne movie and this is it. She fights like a man and manipulates like a man and in the end gets the job done. what that job is you will have to figure it out. In the meantime enjoy the thrill ride.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

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    Action Thrill Ride!

    Angelina Jolie is the Queen of Action Films! She just gets it all right. Overall...a great movie with an interesting plot and constant thrills. What a ride!

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

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    this movie rocks my world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this movie rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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