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Based on 17 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is full of low-key but telling observations, mostly about Gianni's plight but also about modern life in general. show more

  • 70
    Natasha Senjanovic The Hollywood Reporter

    In The Salt of Life, the actor-writer-director again plays his own alter ego, and gives us another deceptively small, vaguely autobiographical story with universal resonance, in more technically assured packaging. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The Salt of Life is easygoing and naturalistic, but clearly a work of imagination. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    On the surface, The Salt of Life may seem like a movie made just for old folks. The trick is that it really is about the youth that stays with you, even when your aging body is working hard to convince you otherwise. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a movie about a man who is past his shelf life. Sooner or later, he'll end up sitting in front of that cafe with the other guys. He knows it. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The Salt of Life is about that moment in a man or woman's life when members of the opposite sex stop seeing them, and while the mood is jauntily sensual, the undertow is fierce. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Overall, The Salt of Life has more bite but less charm than "Mid-August Lunch." show more

  • 50
    Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Episodically structured and lethargically paced, the new film attempts to convince us that there's something incredibly charming about an old guy who makes a habit of ogling young women. Actually, the whole scenario is pretty creepy. show more

  • 38
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    A dry dream of postmenopausal-male sexual lethargy, this comedy's least musty ideas are among its worst. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Unfortunately, he's retained his previous work's touristy mondo italiano! vibe, all whimsical tunes and postcard scenery, while piling on enough ogling shots of nubile young women to make Hugh Hefner feel uncomfortable. show more

  • March 25, 2012 kbruno6017
    Report This User

    This movie is a total waste of time and money. Basically it\'s about this stupid old man who dreams of making it with young women.

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