CIA agent Salt is accused by a walk-in Russian defector of being a Soviet spy.
This leverages actual Cold War issues into a reasonable plot and interesting action. Though I only vaguely liked it, because the general movie type isn't my thing, I would recommend this for fans of action movies. This is not a spy movie, as such.
Has scenes spoken in the Russian language, with English subtitles.
I watched the Director's Cut. I don't know if this is the same as the extended cut.
- 0:40 -- North Korea, 2008
- 1:30 -- I thought that was gasoline.
- 4:00 -- Seriously, they didn't show her running at the guy and pouncing into a hug?
- 4:15 -- Washington, D.C., 2010
- 5:00 -- "Germans don't joke."
- If I were her, I'd be leaning on the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) angle, which would let me step out for "councelling". Councelling which she would probably legitimately need, field agent or not.
- Good god she looks like shit with that hair.
- 6:00 -- Sycophant
- 6:25 -- He touched her. That's workplace sexual harassment. She now has PTSD. Donate to her Patreon.
- 8:00 -- Neural scan? This shit is going all James Bond up in my grill. Or something.
- 8:25 -- Blog review has commenced at 8:25.
- 8:50 -- Dude, sexist. It's distracting for males too. And for people who identify as people who identify as chairs. Or something.
- 9:30 -- What, no facial recognition computer scanning? Pfft, these ancient movies.
- 10:40 -- I know her.
12:00 -- Lee Harvey Oswald
- Note that this person was and is forevermore innocent. According to American jurisprudence, a person is innocent until found guilty. See presumption of innocence.
- Though the United States Constitution does not cite it explicitly, presumption of innocence is widely held to follow from the 5th, 6th, and 14th amendments.
- I suppose it could also be argued that as he has the right to face his accusers, and a deceased cannot do this, then a person cannot be found retroactively found guilty in absentia.
- But who cares, on with the movie.
- 14:00 -- FYI, dear reader, most of this is actual. There are very long-term agents.
14:15 -- KA-12, Kowall(?) Agent
- I can't understand the guy's explanation of the term. I tried three times.
18:00 -- The thing I was immediately thinking was why he doesn't have a trained guard on him who has a hand on his shoulder. Little twitches for him moving to fight become easy to detect.
- Though in hindsight I guess I should have been talking about handcuffs and a fucking metal detector. Do they seriously let walk-ins be this free?
- 19:20 -- You gotta pee? Too bad. Or how about guards? Guards better than your now-dead ones.
- 20:15 -- And her security access was revoked some time ago. Roll credits.
- 21:00 -- And all the security doors are closed at once. Roll credits.
- 22:00 -- Empty? it has lots of stuff...
- 24:00 -- It would be cool to get a breakdown of what she's fucking around with, to examine the science. Several movies do this sort of thing.
- 27:00 -- Sooooo.. why isn't her place covered? They have the manpower to do it. How about picking up her husband to use him as bait, leverage or some other such thing?
- Oh that's right, a taxi got there first. They have nobody closer and they can't run some reds.
- 29:40 -- I guess she didn't own some shoes.
- 29:50 -- How old and how dumb is that kid?
- Did nobody hear the stun grenades, or perhaps notice the windows getting blown out?
- 31:20 -- Arachnology, Spiders
- 32:00 -- Pete Best
- 32:40 -- Would they perhaps have people hanging around with dart guns or something cool?
- 34:50 -- Three people shoot her. Roll credits.
- Shooting at a tanker truck. What could possibly go wrong?
- 37:10 -- The taxi cab driver doesn't get pissed off. I guess this saves on the movie's extras-budget.
- 37:35 -- Salt is a dick to motorcyclists.
- 38:40 -- He should be removed from involvement due to his compromised position as a friend.
- 40:00 -- Bolt Bus
- 40:05 -- Nice clear Pepsi billboard.
- 42:00 -- The most romantic proposal in history. According to every real man ever.
- 43:00 -- The clothes fit.
- 43:45 -- That is a hell of a lot of poison.
- 44:40 -- Amen.
- 45:25 -- Angelina is not a good looking woman.
46:00 -- They would have elbow room?
- Also, there are plain-clothes agents planted in the audience for events like these.
- 53:30 -- There is no jurisdictional issue. The cops have absolutely zero power.
- 56:00 -- Car windows don't break that easily, or even break like that. Police car windows don't break anywhere near that easily. They're designed to prevent people from kicking their way out.
- Police car back doors don't open from the inside.
- I thought police cars had some sort of barrier between the back and the front.
- 57:40 -- This sauntering away thing is pretty shit.
- 1:00:00 -- Why would her name be broadcast like that? Perhaps her picture would be broadcast as well, to help capture her.
- 1:04:30 -- Lots of untranslated Russian in my most recent viewing. Whoops.
- 1:06:10 -- I think it would be cool if she poisoned the vodka.
- 1:07:00 -- .. and nobody in the neighbourhood heard anything. I guess they were remote.
- 1:11:40 -- I recognize the black guy on the right.
- 1:13:45 -- Actually it was an act of the Soviet government. A government which no longer exists. An act of separate agents representing a defunct ideology.
- 1:15:30 -- The elevator has no handy hatch, and there's no way down there. Roll credits.
- 1:16:30 -- Russian nuclear missile ground deployment footage is brought to you by Sony.
- 1:16:45 -- Isn't there, like, some sort of paperwork to shift DEFCON levels?
- 1:19:30 -- Yes, who the hell indeed is that? Because I can't see anything on that piece of shit screen because of that piece of shit camera.
- 1:26:00 -- What's with the multi-clip thing. That's rediculous.
- 1:30:40 -- Why is she being flown? Why is she unguarded?
- Oh, she's guarded.
- 1:32:30 -- .. decide? Wha.
- 1:36:30 -- They never recovered a body.
The ending description means the US president is a Soviet agent.