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November 19, 2016
Scenic movie attempting to invoke an old-fashioned feel, hurt by an overly convoluted yet pointless plot, clunky and leadfooted direction, and ultimately damaged by the two leads delivering performances that seemingly belong in different stories and demonstrating no real chemistry together. Johnny Depp in particular appears to have no idea what to do or interest in what he is doing.
July 21, 2016
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.
June 22, 2016
Disappointing. Had its funny moments.
½ June 18, 2016
Kind of interesting in the beginning and then just loses momentum. Story constantly loses momentum. You can tell there really is no on-screen chemistry between Depp and Jolie.
½ May 30, 2016
love this movie, really enjoyed it. underrated if you ask me. The romance is good as well as the plot.

some visual effects lie Depp immediately pushing the police officer was pretty fake looking (camera work wise)
May 29, 2016
Moves a bit slow, but somewhat refreshing in the face of every spy movie moving so fast now a days. Though, could Johnny Depp have a more boring role?
May 25, 2016
I quite enjoyed the end.
½ May 8, 2016
Zero chemistry. Zero plot. What's the point?
½ April 16, 2016
Beautifully shot. Well performed. Fooled me, so succeeded in the script. Don't believe the other critics. Depp and Jolie are not supposed to have chemistry. That is the whole point of Frank. He is a tourist and Jolie is using him so she can finally see her true love which ironically is him. So if there was chemistry it would confuse the story and reveal the plot. So the acting by Depp is brilliant in order to avoid chemistry with Jolie.
March 6, 2016
Makes very little sense. At least it's pretty to watch.
March 1, 2016
Forlorn and attempting to mend a broken heart, American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) indulges in an impromptu trip to Europe. Quickly finding himself in a highly flirtatious dalliance with an English traveller Elise (Angelina Jolie), Frank's woes seem all but forgotten.

The supposedly coincidental meeting however is actually more an orchestrated encounter on Elise's part. Deliberately crossing Frank's path, Elise attempts to mislead all those pursuing her former lover; a criminal wanted in fourteen countries for stealing from renowned gangster, Ivan Demidov (Steven Berkoff).

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Venice and Paris, Frank's forged whirlwind romance quickly evolves into something more sinister, making him a direct target and thrusting him into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Fraught with controversy; 2007 Academy award winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, initially sign on for the project but left due to creative differences only to return once original headlines Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron were replaced by the stunning Angelia Jolie and charismatic Johnny Depp.

Full of intrigue and multilayered manipulations, this elegant, sophisticated and educated Boxing Day thriller is bound to be as beautiful as its setting.

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 19/12/2010
Super Reviewer
½ February 17, 2016
To say the plot is preposterous is to say the least, and this piece of garbage unbelievably conceived by three Oscar-winning screenwriters is an insult to anyone's intelligence, with also a ridiculous, deceitful ending that turns everything that happens before it into sheer nonsense.
February 16, 2016
I thought is was a decent movie but it was hard to keep up. I got confused at times.
½ February 14, 2016
Makes a change from the usual Johnny Depp format of film, keeps you watching till the end to find out what is actually going on, good film overall.
½ February 6, 2016
The cinematography is beautiful with a great cast. I wasn't bored but the movie isn't very involving and its forgettable. Bland performances. A predictable and silly twist ending.
January 30, 2016
Multiple intellects introduced to a twist of fate!
#notsobad
January 25, 2016
I don't know who didn't pay who off to have such a bad review of this movie posted everywhere. I enjoyed it a great deal. Some of the criticisms are valid, but it was a great popcorn movie.
½ November 28, 2015
The scenery is gorgeous, but the plot is weak. In addition, the chemistry between the two leads is among the worst I have ever seen. Even the most casual of movie watchers will notice, and that breaks this attractive on the surface movie.
September 23, 2015
Only good thing to look at was Angelina Jolie...
Super Reviewer
½ September 9, 2015
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.
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