The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea
The Salton Sea
  • R
  • 1h 44m
  • 2002
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She was in the wrong place at the wrong time and then she was no more. Jazzman Danny Parker's wife was murdered, and Danny was powerless to prevent it. Now the heartbroken Danny is on the skids, lost among the derelict tweakers of L.A. Or is he? In Danny's world nothing – most of all Danny – is what it seems. Mystery runs deep in The Salton Sea. So does the talent behind this dreamlike thriller written by Tony Gayton (Murder by Numbers) and stylishly directed by D.J. Caruso. Val Kilmer is spellbinding as Danny, a man adrift in a sea of lowlifes (played by Vincent D'Onofrio, Anthony La Paglia and many more) – yet hovering on the razor's edge of a dangerous revenge.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A slick Tarantino-inspired movie that is not for everyone.
Houston Chronicle
Bruce Westbrook

Repellent yet intriguing, brutal yet funny, wicked yet strangely compassionate, The Salton Sea is...

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Robert K. Elder

Sacrificing content for style, Caruso gives us a lot to look at but little to ponder.

June 17, 2017
Denver Post
Steven Rosen

For what it is, it's well-done -- a stylized-beyond-reality derivation of Natural Born Killers, pe...

June 17, 2017
Boston Globe
Sam Allis

If there's no art here, it's still a good yarn -- which is nothing to sneeze at these days.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:April 26, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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