Sal Synopsis
The final day in the life of actor Sal Mineo (Val Lauren), 1950s teen idol and an Academy Award® nominee for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Neil Young
While this heartfelt, rough-edged tribute to now largely-forgotten Hollywood actor Sal Mineo isn’t without interest, it’s too small-scale...
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50

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
A stubbornly not-bad character study.
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40

The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
Sal is so inconsequential, it barely exists. It seems possible that even Franco has forgotten it, in order to make room in his memory for...
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
While Sal means to honor its subject, it’s too clunky and amateurish to really illuminate him.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Nick McCarthy
It functions under the delusion that subtext will magically appear if you linger on a character long enough, and the significance of most...
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Rated NR