The Salton Sea (2002)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.




  • Val Kilmer and Chandra West in The Salton Sea (2002)
  • Val Kilmer is Danny Parker.
  • Val Kilmer is Danny Parker.
  • Val Kilmer is Danny Parker.
  • Danny (Val Kilmer) and Jimmy the Fin (Peter Sarsgaard) emerge from the party house in search of more drugs.
  • Val Kilmer in The Salton Sea (2002)

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20 March 2004 | Craig_McPherson
A Crystal Meth Film Noir
I avoided watching this film for quite some time after its release. In part this was because what little I knew about the story hit a little too close to home in terms of substance abuse problems, and equally so because I'd generally read negative reviews about how bleak, depressing and meandering it was.

Boy was I wrong. As it turns out this is a stylishly photographed, atmospheric little film noir set in the world of crystal meth junkies and hoods. Val Kilmer registers a most impressive performance as a musician turned junkie turned.... well, I won't give anything more away.

The film's story line just seems to flow out toward the viewer in a languishing, yet engrossing stream, sucking you along in its undertow. Couple that with enough plot twists to catch your interest and this film makes for a perfect evening of quiet movie watching over a bowl of popcorn.

Give this little gem a chance. Odds are you won't be disappointed.

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