Hollywood Reporter - 07/16/2010
"SALT is a better Bond movie than most recent Bond movies, as its makers keep the stunts real and severely limit CGI gimmickry."
Box Office - 07/17/2010
"[A] sizzling hot, explosive and nail-biting ride....Jolie is just dynamite here..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/30/2010
"SALT has enough high-octane reversals to keep you guessing right to the end." -- Grade: B
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/21/2010 4 stars out of 4 -- "Angelina Jolie really delivers....She throws herself into it with animal energy."
Los Angeles Times - 07/23/2010 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jolie's don't-mess-with-me fierceness is palpable, and it allows her to angrily throw herself into the martial arts action like she means every blow she strikes."
A.V. Club - 07/22/2010
"SALT is essentially one endless chase scene, one that doesn't let up and that refreshingly relies far more heavily on real-world stunt work than obvious CGI assistance....It all feels disarmingly tangible." -- Grade: B
USA Today - 07/23/2010
"The physical stunts just keep on coming....Jolie is just the one to pull off the character's unrelenting physicality."
New York Times - 07/22/2010
"[With] a symphony of hurtling, fairly ingenious fights and escapes....[Mr. Noyce] throws the pieces in the air and watches them collide, explode and crash to the ground."
Premiere - 07/23/2010
"[A] lean, compact action movie....Liev Schreiber is his usual excellent, formidable self.
Rolling Stone - 08/05/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "Noyce, a skilled architect of action, can stage a stunt with the best of them. And Jolie is up for the challenge."
Washington Post - 07/23/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "[SALT] delivers a swift, super-charged kick in the pants."
Movieline - 07/21/2010
"SALT is a spare and lean piece of work; it's everything a modern action movie should be, a picture made with confidence but not arrogance, one that believes wholeheartedly in its outlandish plot twists that they come to make perfect alt-universe sense."
Wall Street Journal - 07/23/2010
"[T]his neo-Cold War thriller is out of the classic good-guy-as-fugitive mold..."
Empire - 09/01/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen it comes to selling incredible, crazy, death-defying antics, Jolie has few peers in the action business."
Total Film - 01/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "What SALT does, with sturdy efficiency, is offer a thrill-filled guilty pleasure.."
After playing the wife of a spy in THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Angelina Jolie gets her own CIA-agent credentials in this espionage thriller. When a defector charges agent Evelyn Salt with treason, the skilled spy must use everything she has learned to keep from being caught by those who used to be her friends and coworkers. SALT reunites Jolie with her THE BONE COLLECTOR director Phillip Noyce, and it also stars Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Andre Braugher.