By Josh Wolk
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:53 AM EDT
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Credit: The SaltonSea: Stephen Vaughan
type
  • Movie

In The Salton Sea, the speed-freak world that Val Kilmer’s grieving trumpeter enters into after the murder of his wife is a slick, quirky, and frenetic trip. Alas, once the buzz of ”The Shield” director D.J. Caruso’s crackling style wears off, the substance of the tale — Kilmer’s attempted drug buy from a psychotic, noseless dealer (a deliriously wacky Vincent D’Onofrio) and the convoluted double cross that follows — becomes an unstable mixture of grief, violence, and black comedy. Well, the high is good while it lasts.

The Salton Sea

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • D.J. Caruso

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