07.22.10 by reelz
Angelina Jolie's superagent Evelyn Salt has been compared to Jason Bourne and even James Bond. That's elite company. So far the critics seem split on whether Salt is very good or just OK.
"Highly satisfying, often exhilarating, refreshingly unpretentious..."
— Karina Longworth, Village Voice
"While preposterous at every turn, Salt is a better Bond movie than most recent Bond movies, as its makers keep the stunts real and severely limit CGI gimmickry."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The movie is fun, dammit. So who cares, really, if it's trash?"
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"While the plot is outlandish, it unspools with obvious twists and turns. The film has its tense moments, but instead of dazzle, there's a workmanlike quality to the action sequences. And the dialogue is hampered by a clichéd script."
— Claudia Puig, USA Today
"...a brisk, professionally assembled but finally shrug-inducing thriller..."
— Justin Chang, Variety