Salt and Fire (2016) - Thriller

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A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

IMDB: 4.1
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 18 out of 46 found boring (39.13%)

One-line Reviews (43)

Don't waste your time .

Herzog needs to realize that presenting intellectual concepts in dramatic movie format must be dealt with very carefully or it becomes all too easy for the plot to become really boring!

This may be the most boring, awful movie I've ever seen!

The film dragged from the opening scene to the very last scene.

incredibly slow paced with a horrible story line, non existent plot and wooden acting.

But it did feature one of the silliest attempts to avoid being kidnapped I've seen in something that wasn't considered a comedy (the head thrust into the gut and feeble swing of a brief case), so that was kind of entertaining.

The story is just unbelievably absurd, and it is plain boring.

Totally boring & inexplicable, with no real action, & just no real explanation for anything that happens in the film.

Laura and the two children play a board game, which goes on for a tedious while.

The mysterious unknown entity behind the kidnapping had obviously other more interesting ways to introduce itself thus making the beginning part of the movie feel quite artificial and dull compared to The Triangle (2005, television mini-series).


Stunning waste of time .

Don't waste your time.

Yes the scenery was stunning, but the movie was a waste of time, and nothing like the thriller that was expected.

Don't waste your time watching it unless you want your brain cells sucked out by the black hole known as 'Krauss and his amazing acting ability'.

Impossibly Dull and Irreparably Flawed .

Sometimes, however, it is a little too awkward and slow moving.

It's hard to believe that the director of a film so profound and well- done as Rescue Dawn would produce such an utterly unwatchable movie as Salt and Fire.

Don't waste your time.

so far I'm really bored...

Film was slow moving.

Again, what the point of this was is rather confusing because it just doesn't play out in the picture.

It's sad to see Werner Herzog's screenplay so clumsy, dull, and disjointed with dialogue that seems to come from intelligentsia devoid of soul or real humanity.

This is not Herzog's best film, but is certainly enjoyable and vastly more original than the majority of films released in 2016.

The salt flat in Bolivia where this was was filmed is every bit as breathtaking as the rest of the film.

Boring movie.

You might enjoy this movie if you like pretentious dialog delivered with a strange, foreign rhythm and ponderous translation.

In some ways Herzog's film is a more slow, plodding, and uninspiring version of Ron Howard's more compelling Da Vinci Code (2006).

The dialog was meaningless with no plot intent in sight.

You might enjoy this movie if you like to see endless, boring terrain shots.

The ending is quite handily stolen by Krauss who demonstrates his trademark humour and playfulness quite well in an unexpected format.

worth watching for the end.

The first hour of this movie is pretty bad, story/ acting, pointless flashback.

Even with Shannon's talent, his dialog portrayed him as dull and confused.

Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time.

As in paintings where the images change depending on the angle from which they are viewed, what Riley wants with the scientists gradually comes into focus in a thrilling and ingenious way.

OK, I'll be honest; I was also curious as to whether the entire movie was as dull as start.

At least Touching the Void (2003), a survival movie set on the Peruvian mountains had intense emotive drama with amazing use of the camera.

Capable acting and directing, and an intriguing environmental theme, combine with other elements to make Salt and Fire a compelling picture.

But it's way too slow and takes too long to get its point across.

Waste of time.

Meandering, Boring, and Almost Meaningless .

Worst Movie I have seen in a long time.