The Salton Sea

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 99 Ratings

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  • Summary: After witnessing the murder of his wife, a man (Kilmer) goes undercover to avenge her death.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30
  1. As a gallery of the grotesque, however, the cinematic equivalent of a Joe Coleman painting or Adam Parfrey publication, The Salton Sea is a blast.
  2. A twisty, showy, atmosphere-saturated drama that revels (in a post-post-Tarantino-and-''Trainspotting'' way) in sadism and in-your-face seediness -- and attracts a cast of coolios primed to play extreme.
  3. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    70
    It's Vincent D'Onofrio as Pooh-Bear, a drug lord who's snorted so much meth his nose had to be replaced by a plastic one, who kicks ass.
  4. 50
    Adheres to the whacked notion that Hollywood does drugs so the rest of us don't have to.
  5. It's been a month since I attended a preview, and I'm more grateful than sorry that I no longer remember it well. Drug thrillers and revenge plots bore me.
  6. Far too slick and manufactured to claim street credibility.
  7. 20
    A grimy mess set among L.A.'s speed-abusing "tweakers," Salton has neither the substance to justify first-time feature director D.J. Caruso's pretentious flourishes, nor the skill to make those flourishes work on their own terms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jul 9, 2014
    10
    The Salton Sea has many twists and and turns. The movie has impressive acting and a plot that you
    won't figure out until the ending. This
    The Salton Sea has many twists and and turns. The movie has impressive acting and a plot that you
    won't figure out until the ending. This movie is very underrated and is easily one of Kilmer's best roles.
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  2. May 30, 2016
    9
    Been a while since I watched this one, great flick. Val is excellent in this, as is the rest of the cast.

    Watch it online for free:
    Been a while since I watched this one, great flick. Val is excellent in this, as is the rest of the cast.

    Watch it online for free: https://www.primewire.ag/watch-5365-The-Salton-Sea
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