Salt, an action/drama film starring Angelina Jolie, will open nationwide in movie theaters on Friday, July 23, 2010.
Salt is a story about a woman named Evelyn Salt, who before becoming a CIA officer, swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.
Salt stars award-winning actress Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt, Liev Schreiber as Winter, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peabody and Andre Braugher as the Secretary of Defense. Salt was directed by Phillip Noyce.
Critic reviews of Salt were mixed.
“It’s like a rebuke to all the lousy action movie directors who’ve been banging pots and pans together in our skulls. It winds your clock tight and the alarm doesn’t go off for 100 minutes.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“There comes a point when it becomes difficult to take Salt seriously. That would be fine if this was an intentional parody of action spy thrillers, but it’s not.” James Berardinelli, ReelViews
“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.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“Salt is about as believable as a secret training program for military pilots consisting entirely of kangaroos in flight helmets. But it must be said that the star carries her load admirably.” Rex Reed, New York Observer
“This is still closer to product than art. Highly satisfying, often exhilarating, refreshingly unpretentious product.” -Karina Longworth, Village Voice
Check out the trailer for Salt below.
Salt is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.