The Tourist (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

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. Now, the faster Frank and Elise run, the more intense their romance grows. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
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


Johnny Depp
as Frank Tupelo
Angelina Jolie
as Elise Clifton Ward
Paul Bettany
as Inspector John Aches...
Timothy Dalton
as Chief Inspector Jone...
Steven Berkoff
as Reginald Shaw
Rufus Sewell
as The Englishman
Christian De Sica
as Colonnello Lombardi
Alessio Boni
as Sergente Cerato
Daniele Pecci
as Tenente Narduzzi
Giovanni Guidelli
as Tenente Tommassini
Raoul Bova
as Conte Filippo Gaggia
Bruno Wolkowitch
as Capitaine Courson
Marc Ruchmann
as Brigadier Kaiser
Julien Baumgartner
as Brigadier Ricuort
François Vincentelli
as Brigadier Marion
Clement Sibony
as Brigadier Rousseau
Jean-Claude Adelin
as Brigadier Cavillan
Jean-Marie Lamour
as Cafe Waiter Jean-Mic...
Nicolas Guillot
as Cafe Head Waiter Jér...
Mhamed Arezki
as Courier Achmed Tcheb...
Igor Jijikine
as Virginsky
Vladimir Orlov
as Lebyadkin
Mark Zak
as Shigalyov
Neri Marcorè
as Hoel Concierge Aless...
Gabrielle Gallinari
as Hotel Bell Boy Luca
Gabriele Gallinari
as Hotel Bell Boy Luca
Riccardo De Torrebru...
as Hotel Waiter Guido
Maurizio Casagrande
as Waiter Antonio
Nino Frassica
as Brigadiere Mele
Gwilym Lee
as Senior Technician Mo...
Steven Robertson
as Junior Technician Pi...
Iddo Goldberg
as Jones' Assistant Whi...
Renato Scarpa
as Arturo the Tailor
Giancarlo Previati
as Gala Coordinaor Dall...
Jon Hutman
as Gala Coordinator Dal...
Giovanni Esposito
as Interpreter Coppa
Marino Narduzzi
as Elise's Driver Stefa...
Tino Giada
as Elise's Driver Mauro
Bruno Bilotta
as Sniper Chief Giordan...
Ralf Moeller
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


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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

"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

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