The Tourist (2010)



Critic Consensus: The scenery and the stars are undeniably beautiful, but they can't make up for The Tourist's slow, muddled plot, or the lack of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

Movie Info

American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets a mysterious beauty who drags him into a dangerous world of intrigue and espionage while traveling through Europe in director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's paranoid thriller. When Frank met Elise (Angelina Jolie) on the train, he thought it was a chance encounter. Little did Frank realize it was all part of a much bigger plan, one that would soon find him dodging bullets through both the historic streets of Paris and the winding canals of Venice. … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence and brief strong language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2011
Box Office: $67.6M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


as Frank Tupelo

as Elise Clifton Ward

as Inspector John Aches...

as Chief Inspector Jone...

as Reginald Shaw

as The Englishman

as Colonnello Lombardi

as Sergente Cerato

as Tenente Narduzzi

as Tenente Tommassini

as Conte Filippo Gaggia

as Capitaine Courson

as Brigadier Kaiser

as Brigadier Ricuort

as Brigadier Marion

as Brigadier Rousseau

as Brigadier Cavillan

as Cafe Waiter Jean-Mic...

as Cafe Head Waiter Jér...

as Courier Achmed Tcheb...

as Virginsky

as Lebyadkin

as Shigalyov

as Hoel Concierge Aless...

as Hotel Bell Boy Luca

as Hotel Bell Boy Luca

as Hotel Waiter Guido

as Waiter Antonio

as Brigadiere Mele

as Senior Technician Mo...

as Junior Technician Pi...

as Jones' Assistant Whi...

as Arturo the Tailor

as Gala Coordinaor Dall...

as Gala Coordinator Dal...

as Interpreter Coppa

as Elise's Driver Stefa...

as Elise's Driver Mauro

as Sniper Chief Giordan...

as Jail Bird Lunt
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Critic Reviews for The Tourist

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (36)

A silly inane story lacking strong characters and ay sense of adventure.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

A creaking "star vehicle" for two stars who should have known better, and maybe had a little chemistry.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Tribune News Service

[The Tourist] is very entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable from the very start and doesn't let up until the screen goes black, which is something that very few films are able to pull off nowadays.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012

Overall an interesting and at times very gripping film, but one that perhaps could have done with taking a few more risks

Full Review… | August 30, 2011
The National

It's a self-conscious attempt at a Hollywood caper with the mix of comedy, romance and conspiracy watered down to the point where you can see straight through it.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Depp and Jolie together create a chemical black hole. They couldn't produce sparks with dry hair and a comb.

Full Review… | May 3, 2011
Window to the Movies

Audience Reviews for The Tourist

"The Tourist" is a very poor movie. Of course, it represents Hollywood at it's worst. The movie was never intended to have any value. It's sole purpose was to cash in on the star power of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. There is no way that this script would have been brought to life without those names attached. "The Tourist" is as lazy as film-making gets. It's slow, uninspired, predictable, and downright annoying. Speaking of the attached star power, this is just a phoned in performance by Depp and Jolie. They play the same roles that they always do. Brace yourself for this one, Angelina Jolie is engaging in espionage! But isn't Jolie a spy in every one of her movies? Strangely enough, with as much practice as she gets in these roles, she never turns in a believable performance. When Johnny Depp isn't trying, he normally portrays a quirky character that ends up in-over-his-head, and that's exactly what you get here. It's astonishing that nobody figured out that thrusting Depp and Jolie into their comfort zones would result in zero chemistry. Then again, you have to remind yourself that nobody making the movie cared if it was entertaining. Then it all makes sense. "The Tourist" is generic garbage, that I strongly urge you to avoid. If you're a die-hard fan of Johnny Depp or Angelina Jolie, you have to start watching better movies.

Jason Calvin
Jason Calvin

Super Reviewer


Critics have nothing on The Tourist because it seemed to fly right by their heads that at it's core, The Tourist is a fluff of ROMEDY and should be judged as such.

The espionage premise plays a huge backseat role in what is one of the most well acted/scripted romantic comedies I've seen in awhile. The chemistry between Depp's initial awkward persona and Jolie's astute super-spy makes for a really charming watch and simply resonates as they stumble into the oddity that is love.

I mean, let's look at other recent films that tackled this particular genre. There's Cruise's glossy, over-the-top cliche-filled "Knight & Day" and Kutcher's "Killers" which was literally the same product but with even worse execution.

If you can honestly make that comparison and say The Tourist wasn't better then you either have an amateur sense of humor or an unhealthy obsession with explosions/action.

It's cute, romantic, charming and at the same time somewhat elegant in that it plays with very classical spy-themes and archetypes.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer


Another disappointing movie, seems to be the year for it i guess!
You couldnt get any better than two of the finest hollywood actors to come together in one movie with a superb supporting cast and then the movie to still be the rubbish!
great location and scenery but i went to watch a romantic thriller and that isnt what i got. Not worth the effort of watchin!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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