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Salt: A Review Roundup

Angelina Jolie has been in the press a lot lately promoting her new film Salt. She plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy.  She’s been talking a lot about Brad and babies, but how is the actual film? The reviews are in and they’re not horrible, but they certainly aren’t good. Let’s take a look:

New York Post: “Some of the cheesiest ‘80s action movies were more fun than this one because their heroes were trained in a technique alien to Salt: a sense of humor.”

Boston Globe: “I want the Evelyn Salt workout. Otherwise, Salt is ridiculous.”

Chicago Tribune: “Like the condiment whose name it shares, director Phillip Noyce’s run-like-hell thriller starring Angelina Jolie satisfies a basic human taste – something to go with the popcorn. I liked it. It knows what it’s doing.”

LA Times: “Really, who goes to summer action movies for cast-iron logic anyway? Or for plausible characters, for that matter?”

Entertainment Weekly: “It’s like a John le Carré double-agent yarn compacted into comic-book pulp as if by the makers of Con Air.”

Wall Street Journal: “As she tries to find her husband, and perhaps assassinate the Russian president, she’s not quite sure who or what she is. And neither are we. Which is precisely why the whole thing works.”

USA Today: “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.”

So in summary, Salt is just what it set out to be: A summer action movie.  Angie has said her kids love when she does stunts, but don’t like seeing her chased or killed so it’s up in the air whether or not her whole family will watch the film. Will you see it?

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