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.