Diverting action-ish thriller is heavy on violence. Mature teens and up!
"Salt" is an action thriller by Phillip Noyle starring Angelina Jolie. -----------------------
Even though her Oscar-winning performance in "Girl, Interrupted", Angelina Jolie is not exactly a quality mark. Some of her movies are an incredible waste of talent, such as "Tomb Raider". Still, every once in a while she also stars in better movies, like this one here.
Of course, "Salt" is nowhere meant to be any original or overwhelming, but still it has its moments. Having a diverting, entertaining way of directing, "Salt" is a great alternative to more popular Hollywood sagas such as the "Bourne" movies or "Mission: Impossible".
It features spectacular chases, well-made action sequences and a fast-paced, thrilling plot.
Of course, it stays a popcorn blockbuster, and it is not Jolie's best role, but there are several more popular blockbusters, that are far worse than this one. If your expectations aren't too high, "Salt" is a good movie to pass your time with.
(SPOILERS may follow:)
"Salt" is one if the stronger PG-13 movies. All the events happen in both the theatrical cut and the unrated version, except otherwise stated.
Not only it feautures sequences of action, but also some brutal violence.
In the opening scene, Salt is graphically water-boarded. She is completely covered in blood during this scene.
A man has knives on his shoes and kills two men in an elevator (not graphic).
Salt's husband is killed. In the theatrical cut, he simply gets shot, while in the unrated version, he is tied up and then he gets drowned. The uncut version is very graphic, since Salt has to watch.
Salt stabs a villain with the shards of a broken bottle (very violent).
A man is strangulated with handcuffs.
Several scenes, in which people are shot, chased, or otherwise killed. The scenes stated here are the most brutal scenes, but there are many more. There is a huge body count.
This movie is one of the more graphic PG-13 films, and should be okay for viewers 14 and up, since the violence is graphic, but not disturbing or gory.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness