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½ June 18, 2018
Every once in a while, I completely buck the trend and abandon the masses. Actually, the masses I abandon pretty frequently. However, with The Tourist, I seem to be bucking everyone. I loved this movie! No, it wasn't brilliant. No, it wasn't flawless. However, it was a wonderfully entertaining film reminiscent of 60's British spy thrillers with a very different Johnny Depp and an ending that made the film. Clearly the high-tone cast saw something in it too. And considering the crap people do like, I am going to borrow a line from Roger Ebert. If you don't like it, it says more about you than it does about me. :)
½ March 10, 2018
Beautifully shot and the first twenty minutes of the film were captivating but the plot was dripping with inconsistencies.
½ December 29, 2017
has some entertainment value, but a lot of this movie is boring. also, you kind of have to turn your brain off because i think a lot of this movie doesn't fully make sense. it seems like a poorly executed idea, though an interesting one (2 viewings)
October 12, 2017
Ignore the critics... This movie isn't a thriller, it doesn't even try to be. The film is wholeheartedly a romantic comedy. This is easily one of my all-time favourite films, particularly because of the beautiful setting and the Bedroom Dreams soundtrack by James Newton Howard.
½ August 21, 2017
Watchable once, discard after that!
½ June 23, 2017
Shocking ending - all you can ask for in a modern day movie, the majority of movies today are totally predictable from the get go
June 9, 2017
½ June 3, 2017
Don't waste your time.
April 16, 2017
The story moves too slowly, but it is interesting and Depp and Jolie are well suited to their roles. There is kind of a smoldering intensity to their characterizations that others have mistaken for lack of chemistry. I found them to be delightful together. The story has some twists, but none too surprising. An enjoyable if somewhat relaxed action movie.
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?
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