They thought Bourne with a vagina would make a difference (minor spoiler alert)
Besides the plot holes and bad dialogue, besides the stupid action sequences and terrible choreography the acting didn't helped the movie at all. Angelina Jolie was far from her older days, all we see is her sharing punches, shooting guns randomly, fight 3 C.I.A. agents at one time and shed some tears to make the audience probably feel some compassion towards the main character but what Noyce didn't imagined were the laughs in the theaters. Liev Schreiber, the guy from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Repo Men played again the expected villain. I mean, was it that hard to not realize that by the middle of the movie?
Other than the storyline and the average acting, the execution was also poorly done. What was with that chaotic camera-work in each chase sequence? Some shots were terrible and the editing was so by the book: no improvisation and no guts. The soundtrack was also off the tone of the movie. It has some key-notes from the Terminator's classic soundtrack which to me was laughable. Only two scenes were nice accompanied by music but everything else was cheap imitation.
The ending of the movie leaves room for a sequel but I PRAY that they would decide to not make any since it didn't succeed at the box-office. And what about a couple of scenes that were in the trailer but were cut from the actual movie? Where was Angelina's leg in that dress? That's what I want to know? I paid money to see that also so... I left not 2x but 3x disappointed.
Salt promotes itself as a serious spy-action movie close to Jason Bourne as far as the context but it forgets to deliver exactly the necessary. It's a good film to "waste-some-time" for the end of a horrific working week but other than that it's definitely nothing worthy of paying money for. You could easily skip it even if you're an Angelina Jolie fan.
Art Direction: 5/10.
Visual Effects: 6,5/10.