The Salton Sea

2002 • 103 minutes
4.6
299 reviews
63%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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After witnessing the murder of his wife, Val Kilmer ("Red Planet," "Heat") searches for redemption as he's set adrift in a dark world where nothing is as it seems. While going undercover as a drug dealer, he befriends a slacker (Peter Sarsgaard -- "Boys Don't Cry," "The Man in the Iron Mask"), is antagonized by over-zealous undercover narcotics officers and a sadistic drug dealer (Vincent D'Onofrio -- "The Cell," TV's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent") and becomes involved with rescuing his neighbor (Deborah Unger -- "The Hurricane," "Payback") from her own demons. Also stars Adam Goldberg ("A Beautiful Mind," "Saving Private Ryan"), Luis Guzman ("The Count of Monte Cristo," "Traffic") and Doug Hutchison ("Bait," "The Green Mile").
Rating
R

Ratings and reviews

4.6
299 reviews
Marisa
September 6, 2016
Not the cheesy, cliche mass appeal movie he has made too many of. His acting is more on par with The Doors & Wonderland. Very intense, dark, hard to watch at times but he puts just enough rugged sensuality & stoic machismo that can seduce anyone regardless of where your interests lie...
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Maxwell Ramsey
August 31, 2014
This is one of those dark horse films that should've had much wider distribution. It's not perfect, but it's five stars in my book. One of my all-time favorites.
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Sarah Uhl-Wagner (Serrah-Bear)
June 30, 2020
AWESOME MOVIE BUT NEED TO BE IN MINDSET FOR IT IF UR GONNA WATCH IT.... IT CAN GET EXTREMELY REAL AND DEPRESSING AND MAKE U FEEL "DIRTY" MAKING U Wnna take a shower after watching... bit this is what makes it so great. I think this is one maybe Val Kilmers best role he's ever played. He was amazing in this 🎥 movie. Dark, Moody & SUPER Gritty Emotional & COMPLETELY Wonderfully Horrific Check it out if this is the mood ur in...
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