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: 4.2
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 17 out of 38 found boring (44.73%)

One-line Reviews (40)

Herzog must have called his actors to a friend trip to Bolivia and said ''Don't worry, let's see what happen there, we need no script, let's improvise the whole thing up''.

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

The film is just stupid and pointless at all senses.

worth watching for the end.

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

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

The dialog was meaningless with no plot intent in sight.

Don't waste your time .

Boring movie.

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

Don't waste your time.

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

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

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.

Worst Movie I have seen in a long time.

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'.

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

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

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

Impossibly Dull and Irreparably Flawed .

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's hard to tell what Herzog, a director of fascinating films and documentaries, was thinking.

Twinned with this is preventing stilted and contrived performances from actors.

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

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

so you keep trying until you cwm out of desperation, and boredom.

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.

Film was slow moving.

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.


Stunning waste of time .

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

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