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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Primed to keep your pulse racing so your brain will stop thinking, "WTF!" Go with the illogic or you'll miss the fun. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The action scenes are imaginative and elaborate without seeming fake. Nothing is belabored, and the stakes never stop escalating. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The considerable talents of a strong supporting cast, which includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liev Schreiber and Andre Braugher, go untapped. The only distinguishing feature to this by-the-book thriller is Jolie, who gets pummeled as good as she pummels. show more

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

    It is fun: Watching Ms. Jolie do her own acrobatics, under the direction of her longtime stunt coordinator Simon Crane, is a kick, especially in an era when our knowledge of special effects have so diluted the vicarious thrills of high-wire moviemaking. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Salt offers a sloppy concoction of story elements from '70s espionage classics - the sinister black ops of "Three Days of the Condor," the nuclear dread of "Fail-Safe," the political-assassination scenarios of "The Day of the Jackal." show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Fast-moving, exciting and contains more twists than a tunnel under Checkpoint Charlie. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Salt moves ever forward -- pushing, pushing, pushing its heroine to greater feats every minute. It doesn't stop for martinis, either shaken or stirred, or any other detours. The movie is lean and muscular, looking for action even in situations where a little sleight of hand might have done the trick. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Like its star, 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 so wholeheartedly in its outlandish plot twists that they come to make perfect alt-universe sense. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's gloriously absurd. This movie has holes in it big enough to drive the whole movie through. The laws of physics seem to be suspended here the same way as in a Road Runner cartoon. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Like the "Bourne" franchise to which Noyce's film is indebted, Salt is a combination of pursuit, evasion, name-clearing and a reversal or two. show more

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