The Tourist


The Tourist

Critics 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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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, Rovi

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Johnny Depp
as Frank Tupelo
Angelina Jolie
as Elise Clifton Ward
Paul Bettany
as Inspector John Acheson
Timothy Dalton
as Chief Inspector Jones
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-Michel
Nicolas Guillot
as Cafe Head Waiter Jérôme
Mhamed Arezki
as Courier Achmed Tchebali
Igor Jijikine
as Virginsky
Vladimir Orlov
as Lebyadkin
Mark Zak
as Shigalyov
Neri Marcorè
as Hoel Concierge Alessio
Gabriele Gallinari
as Hotel Bell Boy Luca
Gabrielle Gallinari
as Hotel Bell Boy Luca
Riccardo De Torrebruna
as Hotel Waiter Guido
Maurizio Casagrande
as Waiter Antonio
Nino Frassica
as Brigadiere Mele
Gwilym Lee
as Senior Technician Mountain
Steven Robertson
as Junior Technician Pinnock
Iddo Goldberg
as Jones' Assistant Whitfield
Renato Scarpa
as Arturo the Tailor
Giancarlo Previati
as Gala Coordinaor Dalla Pietà
Jon Hutman
as Gala Coordinator Dalla Pietà
Giovanni Esposito
as Interpreter Coppa
Marino Narduzzi
as Elise's Driver Stefano
Tino Giada
as Elise's Driver Mauro
Bruno Bilotta
as Sniper Chief Giordani
Ralf Moeller
as Jail Bird Lunt
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Audience Reviews for The Tourist

  • Aug 11, 2013
    The plot doesn't make sense, but the scenery is nice to look at.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2012
    The Tourist is an exotic espionage thriller that's quite fun and entertaining. While on vacation in Venice, Frank Tupelo is mistaken for a mobster named Alexander Pearce when he's picked up by Pearce's mistress, and ends up on the run from gangsters and Scotland Yard. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Paul Bettany form a solid cast and deliver great performances. There's a certain charm to the story, and it's able to be clever and intriguing as the events unfold. Additionally, the film is directed well, with a smart pace and beautiful locations. Some parts may seem formulaic, but The Tourist is a sleek and enjoyable film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2012
    Like any very attractive woman, Elise Ward(Angelina Jolie) has more than her share of admirers. But in her case, it is professional, with the police wanting to know the whereabouts of her lover, Alexander Pearce. She doesn't know either but a note delivered at a Paris cafe, telling her to catch a train to Venice, provides clues. In the confusion, she gets away while all Inspector John Acheson(Paul Bettany) has to show for his efforts is one rather confused waiter which does not make Chief Inspector Jones(Timothy Dalton) happy in the least. The other part of the instructions call for her to pick a random stranger on the train to sit next to which turns out to be Frank Tupelo(Johnny Depp), a schoolteacher from Wisconsin, who is also flattered at the attention. Now, if the cops were the only people out to get Pearce... I'm not disappointed that Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck chose a lightweight project to follow up his first film, "The Lives of Others," with. Rather, what I find especially disappointing about his second film "The Tourist" is how lacking in suspense it is, when in his first film, he showed a particular skill at creating suspense out of the most mundane moments, some of which involving typewriters. And Angelina Jolie does not command the room the way a beautiful woman should. That leaves it up to Johnny Depp to take "The Tourist" on his shoulders and run with it which is just enough for some of us most days, even with the possibility that none of this makes a lick of sense.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2012
    "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 C Super Reviewer

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