"SALT is a better Bond movie than most recent Bond movies, as its makers keep the stunts real and severely limit CGI gimmickry."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (07/16/2010)
"[A] sizzling hot, explosive and nail-biting ride....Jolie is just dynamite here..."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (07/17/2010)
"SALT has enough high-octane reversals to keep you guessing right to the end." -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (07/30/2010)
4 stars out of 4 -- "Angelina Jolie really delivers....She throws herself into it with animal energy."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (07/21/2010)
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jolie's don't-mess-with-me fierceness is palpable, and it allows her to angrily throw herself into the martial arts action like she means every blow she strikes."
Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (07/23/2010)
"SALT is essentially one endless chase scene, one that doesn't let up and that refreshingly relies far more heavily on real-world stunt work than obvious CGI assistance....It all feels disarmingly tangible." -- Grade: B
A.V. Club - Keith Phipps (07/22/2010)
"The physical stunts just keep on coming....Jolie is just the one to pull off the character's unrelenting physicality."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (07/23/2010)
"[With] a symphony of hurtling, fairly ingenious fights and escapes....[Mr. Noyce] throws the pieces in the air and watches them collide, explode and crash to the ground."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (07/22/2010)
"[A] lean, compact action movie....Liev Schreiber is his usual excellent, formidable self.
Premiere - Premiere Staff (07/23/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "Noyce, a skilled architect of action, can stage a stunt with the best of them. And Jolie is up for the challenge."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (08/05/2010)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[SALT] delivers a swift, super-charged kick in the pants."
Washington Post (07/23/2010)
"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 wholeheartedly in its outlandish plot twists that they come to make perfect alt-universe sense."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (07/21/2010)
"[T]his neo-Cold War thriller is out of the classic good-guy-as-fugitive mold..."
Wall Street Journal - John Anderson (07/23/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen it comes to selling incredible, crazy, death-defying antics, Jolie has few peers in the action business."
Empire - Ian Freer (09/01/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "What SALT does, with sturdy efficiency, is offer a thrill-filled guilty pleasure.."
Total Film - Neil Smith (01/01/2011)