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February 28, 2017
It had its funny moments but that's all they were.
January 25, 2017
I went into this movie expecting it to be AWFUL - i was pleasantly surprised. I quite enjoyed it and I didnt even think about the ending until it happened which was another bonus. Very watchable!
January 13, 2017
Perhaps people's expectations of Jolie & Depp's star power was set too high. Just because they're A-list actors doesn't mean the film has to be full of extreme action & drama. This film is very beautiful from the talent to the settings, it's also very laid back & easy to follow yet unpredictable enough to be mysterious. I enjoyed it for what it was, a Gemini passion project
½ January 1, 2017
The Tourist comes as proof that good chemistry is never guaranteed between two actors, no matter their caliber. As individuals, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are both undeniably talented, judging by their multiple Oscar nominations (and in Jolie's case, a win). That's what makes The Tourist so baffling: Depp and Jolie are so utterly unconvincing as a pairing. It's hard to pinpoint the one source that leads to such a mismatch between two very talented actors, because everything in The Tourist is simply a mess. The plot, involving a cat-and-mouse hunt for a missing 744 million, is needlessly convoluted and lacks refreshing plot developments. That, of course, is when the plot is front and center; other times, it seems to take a back seat so that Depp and Jolie can wear the fanciest of costumes while touring various European locales. The action sequences have no gravitas to them, and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck captures it all with flat direction. Von Donnersmack has recruited an impressive cast here, including Paul Bettany and Timothy Dalton alongside Depp and Jolie, but, like the latter, wastes their impressive talent on characters that have nothing else to do than spout off exposition in hopes to make any sense of the plot. It's a pathetic excuse for a movie, an exotic caper flick that can't even mask its dreadful writing and direction under production value that feels properly stylish.
December 30, 2016
It's good movie to watch
Super Reviewer
½ December 24, 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 a ridiculous, deceitful ending that turns everything that happened before into sheer nonsense.
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.
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
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!
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