Quick links for watching ‘Saltburn’ on Amazon Prime Video:
Plenty of films have stirred up our social feeds over the past few months, but Saltburn might take the cake when it comes to clogging up our Twitter/X timelines and TikTok FYPs. The seductive nostalgia, the stellar casting, the comeback of “Murder On The Dancefloor” by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and the infamous bathwater-drinking scene — what’s not to love?
Emerald Fennell’s highly anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-winning revenge-thriller Promising Young Woman, Saltburn has earned mixed reviews from critics with crude comparisons to The Talented Mr Ripley. Mashable’s film editor Kristy Puchko, however, notes that the comparison “is as thin as that comparing Anna Kendricks’s Woman of the Hour to Fennell’s provocative previous feature.” She explains that the framework may be familiar, but the film itself is “uniquely harrowing, hilarious, and exhilarating.” Not to mention, it’s “a thriller that edges confidently into self-aware queer comedy.”
Saltburn hasn’t just shaken up social media. Its casting choices (Barry Keoghan and Rosamund Pike, in particular) were nominated for Golden Globes. And for what it’s worth, we also awarded it a spot in our top 20 movies of 2023.
If you’ve yet to see the film for yourself, it’s available to stream as of Dec. 22 — here’s what you need to know.
What streaming service is Saltburn on?
If you recently said so long to Amazon Prime, you’ll be disappointed to find out that Saltburn is an Amazon Original. In other words, you need need Amazon Prime — or, at least, Amazon Prime Video — to watch the “sick, savage, and satisfying” flick. If you’re already an Amazon Prime devotee, you’re good to go. Just sign into your account, navigate to Prime Video, and Saltburn will be waiting for you. Otherwise, keep reading to find out the best ways to sign up and save some money.
Can I get Amazon Prime Video for free?
There is a way to watch Saltburn for free on Amazon Prime Video. However, the only way to take advantage of the free trial is if you haven’t been a Prime user in over a year (or ever). Don’t fall into that category? You can still score a discounted subscription if you’re a student (or still have access to a .edu email address) or simply subscribe to Prime Video only (not a full Prime subscription) to save some money. Peep all the details below.
Best for newbies: Amazon Prime Video free trial
Free trials are getting harder and harder to come across — especially when it comes to streaming. But refreshingly, Amazon still offers its 30-day Prime membership trial to new and returning users. If you’re brand new to Prime or you canceled or paused your membership over a year ago, you can take advantage of the free month of service. This gets you all of the Prime perks paid members get for 30 days, including access to Prime Video to watch Saltburn and some of our other favorite films and TV shows of 2023 (Polite Society, M3GAN, Dead Ringers, I’m a Virgo). Just be sure to cancel your subscription trial before your 30 days are up if you want to avoid further charges.
Best for students: Amazon Prime Student
It pays to be a student in the streaming age. Amazon Prime Student offers anyone with a verifiable student (.edu) email address a free six-month trial. Not only do you get access to Prime Video in those six months, which allows you to watch Saltburn and other gems, but you’ll also get plenty of other goodies like free food delivery through GrubHub+, a free trial of Calm, discounted Amazon Music and Kindle subscriptions, and the usual Prime perks. Even better, once your free six-month trial ends, you’ll only have to pay half the usual cost of Prime to keep your membership going — just $69/year.
Best for everyone else: Amazon Prime Video only
Don’t qualify for the free trial or student status? You can still save by simply subscribing to Amazon Prime Video alone instead of a full Amazon Prime account. A typical Prime membership would run you $14.99/month, but you can sign up for just the Prime Video subscription aspect for $8.99/month instead. Sure, it’s not as good as getting to watch Saltburn for free, but saving $6 per month is still worth it. Plus, you can cancel at any time without commitment. Just remember to cancel before your month of service is up if you don’t want to continue paying for it.