Kid reviews for Salt

Common Sense says

Jolie's shallow, ludicrous thriller has lots of violence.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 44 reviews
Kid, 11 years old July 11, 2012

Violent VERY.

Violent VERY.

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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byFILMCRITIC500 March 26, 2012

add some pepper to it

this film pushes the PG-13 rating, with graphic violence, a scene of intense tortutre, and many brutal scenes of action. this film has a huge body count. deaths are caused by guns, explosions, knives, and many other tools.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byJuliana123 January 27, 2016

AMAZING!

I think it's definitely appropriate for children aged thirteen and up. Most kids see worse violence in video games so I don't think there's much difference. There wasn't much swearing, mainly just the S- word.
Kid, 9 years old May 26, 2014

Really good movie

you should skip the start if you have kids u have kids under 14 watching it the rest of it is ok

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Teen, 13 years old Written bySpielberg00 June 9, 2011

Very intense, violent, and sometimes even bloody and brutal. NOT for young kids.

My rating: R for an opening scene of brutal torture, intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some strong language.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bysamr45 April 16, 2014

Very good film!

Very good film with lots of action packed scenes and a good plot. However, I think it is too strong for children. At the start a tube is forced down the main character's throat very graphically as she struggles and wretches in pain. In real life this probably would have killed her. Water is then poured down the tube before she is kicked hard and bloody wounds are seen on her back. As the film goes on there is some rather strong violence including a man kicking (and killing) several people in different parts of the body with a knife attached to his foot with quite "crunchy" sound effects. There is also a graphic scene where the heroine repeatedly stabs a man in the neck with a broken bottle with quite a lot of blood. There are a lot of punch-ups with some very heavy blows and towards the end there are two powerful headbutts delivered both by the heroine and an enemy with enough force to severely injure or kill in real life. There is also one use of strong language and several uses of moderate and milder terms.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byTripFoot January 7, 2013

Boring Drivel

My dad and brother love action movies, so I sometimes watch them with them. Some are actually OK, but Salt? A total waste of time. The plot is unnintelligent, silly, and unenjoyable, the characters are flat, the acting mediocre, and the action nothing new. It ends in a cliffhanger, but even my action-loving brother and dad didn't care what happened in the end. Skip this one for you own sake. I can't really reccomend any other action movies, as I don't know any, but I'm sure that while digging around in Common Sense Media's other action movies, you can find something more worthwhile. This movie should only be chosen to watch if you're on a transatlantic flight, are insanely bored, and you have two movies to choose from: Salt and Battlefield Earth.
Kid, 10 years old August 9, 2011

Worse movie ever, plus, THIS AINT A PG-13!

This is the worse movie I have ever seen. It was scary and had some blood which I had to cover my eyes for at least 2 minutes. This is a 15, for sure.

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Kid, 12 years old January 9, 2011

Salt.... See it!

Okay, so I saw this movie last night and was satisfied, but not thrilled. The action was cool and the car chases were fun, but the plot was just a mess. I mean, she's a Russian spy and then **SPOILER ALERT** she turns to help the Americans? What's up with that? Angelina Jolie looked bored while acting, which killed some of the scenes. With predictable twists, a weak plot, strange ending (Salt 2, anyone?), and just bad acting, this is definitely a movie that isn't one of my top movies. I still say to watch it because of the fun action and engrossing car chases. So overall, don't expect an Academy Award nominee movie, but more of a fun escape from the terrible movies out now.

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Teen, 17 years old Written bybdparsons November 4, 2015

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Teen, 15 years old Written byMovielover2569 January 21, 2013

Salt was fun.

Salt was one fun movie to watch. The only problem was the violence, but its fine for 13 and up.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byGreenMaple January 30, 2012

Salt

The movie was well done, but there was a lot of violence.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byTheSuperman765 April 6, 2011

i rate this title IFFY for ages 15+

What to watch out for * Messages: The main message here seems to be "trouble could be lurking under your very nose" -- Russian spies could be anywhere, and there's nothing you can do about it unless you're a trained super spy. A slightly more positive message is hidden for the purposes of a "twist" in the movie's plot. * Role models: Salt is a hero who's made to look like a villain for most of the film. Her ultimate aim is to prevent the world from being destroyed, but she also acts out of revenge. She kills many people during her journey and steals things whenever she needs them, and she never trusts anyone. * Violence: Heavy action violence, with lots of shooting, stabbing, fighting, punching, chasing, and explosions. The heroine is tortured in the opening scene; she's pummeled, and gasoline is poured down her throat. A man kills two guards with a shoe knife. Salt is shot and wounded; she stabs and kills a man with a broken vodka bottle. A flashback of Salt as a little girl shows her bruised and clad in bandages, as if she had been horribly beaten. * Sex: Some romantic kissing. In one scene, Salt removes her panties from under her skirt, using them to cover up and disable a security camera. She's also shown in her underwear during the opening scene. There's a shot of a Long Island bar called "Jugs and Strokers." * Language: The most frequent words used are "godd**n" and "s--t." "F--k" is used at once. Also "Jesus Christ" (as an exclamation), "d**n," and "h**l." * Consumerism: One very prominent Pepsi billboard, a brief glimpse of a Heineken truck, and images of board games like Operation, Connect Four, and Othello. * Drinking, drugs, & smoking: The Russian spies drink a lot of vodka in a "background" way.

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Kid, 11 years old February 23, 2011

iffy

Love it as a movie. I think it will be fine for ages 11, depends on the kid.

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Kid, 12 years old July 29, 2016

Angelina Jolie Movie

Very Violent Movie

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Teen, 15 years old Written byAgentBartowski April 18, 2011

Jolie's latest action thriller is a fun, twisty thrill-ride for teenagers

Salt is a pure action film. It has some phenomenal stunts by Angelina Jolie and lots of eye candy in the form of explosions in nearly every scene and, well, Angelina Jolie. There are no redeeming qualities to the film- it is sleek, stylized and completely forgettable. But while the movie is playing, all of the audience members will have a blast with it. The twisty plotline follows a dedicated CIA agent who is forced to abandon everything that she loves after she is accused of being a Russian sleeper spy. As the stakes get higher and agents from both countries close in on the agent, Evelyn Salt (Jolie), it becomes uncertain which side she is actually playing for. There are many explosions and many people are killed by Salt. Salt is tortured in one scene and people are stabbed, punched and killed gratuitously. There is no sexual content in the film and language is kept mostly clean. Kids may have trouble following the plotline, but teenagers will have a lot of fun with this fast-moving action thriller.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byChris motionless March 18, 2017

Ok for a 15+

Good movie!
Teen, 14 years old Written byRoRoDaHoeHoe February 18, 2013

Salt

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Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag December 15, 2012

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.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byNo Name, for real. February 25, 2012

Too much violence for kids.

Good set up for an intriguing plot, but stupid twists and conclusion.

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