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.
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for violence and brief strong language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck|
|Written By:||Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes|
|In Theaters:||Dec 10, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 22, 2011|
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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 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
A silly inane story lacking strong characters and ay sense of adventure.
A creaking "star vehicle" for two stars who should have known better, and maybe had a little chemistry.
[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.
Overall an interesting and at times very gripping film, but one that perhaps could have done with taking a few more risks
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.
Audience Reviews for The Tourist
Angie Jolie and Johnny Depp in sort of a homage to the adventure/intrigue film jaunts of the late 60s. Venice is the postcard backdrop, along with snazzy hotels and parties and glitterati dressed to the nines. A couple of Bond actors show up to solidify the connection, should one have missed it. The whole shebang's only missing one thing: a leading male. Depp seems to be playing an entirely different movie than everyone else onscreen. Did the director assign this role, or did Depp choose it? Whatever is going on, its as if he could care less what is going on about him, and soon you agree with him.
"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.
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.
The Tourist Quotes
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||20 million dollars worth of plastic surgery. And that's the face you choose.|
|Frank Tupelo:||You don't like it?|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||It will do.|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||Invite me to dinner, Frank?|
|Frank Tupelo:||What? Would you like to have dinner?|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||Women don't like questions.|
|Frank Tupelo:||Join me for dinner.|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||Too demanding.|
|Frank Tupelo:||Join me for dinner?|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||Another question.|
|Frank Tupelo:||I'm having dinner, if you'd care to join me.|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||It's the um... the Roman god, Janus. My mother gave it to me when I was little. She wanted to teach me that people have two sides. A good side, a bad side, a past, a future. And that we must embrace both in someone we love. And I tried...|
|Frank Tupelo:||I'm sorry|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||What for?|
|Frank Tupelo:||Oh do you mind me smoking, it's not a real cigarette, look! It delivers the same amount of nicotine, but the smoke is water vapor.|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||That's somewhat disappointing.|
|Frank Tupelo:||Would you rather have me smoking?|
|Elise Clifton-Ward:||I'd rather you be a man who does exactly as he pleased.|
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