Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Salt (2010) - Movie Marathon Short & Sweet Review: Film #15

On the Menu:
SALT (2010)

Ingredients: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejoifor, Daniel Olbrychski and Andre Braugher. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Run time: 100 minutes (theatrical edition). Rated: PG-13. 

At First Bite: The idea of Jolie as a CIA agent who could also be a Russian spy seemed watchable enough.

Tough to Swallow: Andre Braugher has ONE line in the whole movie, but his billing is pretty high in the credits. His talents are totally wasted here. Maybe his character has more to do in the extended deluxe edition DVD.

When Peabody is reading Salt's records on his phone, there is a misspelling in the recommendations category -- "Recieved the Intelligence Commendation Medal..."

Something to Chew On: Originally scripted with a male lead, the film almost starred Tom Cruise. He backed out, and the script was rewritten with a female lead.

Aftertaste: SALT was definitely better than I had expected it to be. I mean, the action and plot are ridiculous, but it's fun to watch. And, I wasn't expecting the twist, which is always nice.


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