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The Tourist (2010)



Critic 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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Critic Reviews for The Tourist

All Critics (173) | Top Critics (51)

A bland, badly directed, star-driven cinematic molestation of Jérôme Salle's tight-as-a-drum 2005 French thriller Anthony Zimmer.

December 27, 2010 | Rating: 1/5

This should be a potent combination, but it turns out to be a fizzer.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The tone is lightly comic, the dialogue flirty and amusing but the performances are unengaged. There's no floor of reality, as there always was in a Hitchcock film, even his light confections.

December 22, 2010 | Full Review…

"Sure, the plot is preposterous, but the two stars look great, the scenery is spectacular and the supporting cast is a hoot."

December 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What's not to enjoy?

December 15, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The damn thing's been soundtracked within an inch of its life. Whenever Ange glides into a room it sounds like a concert harpist's having a coronary.

December 13, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tourist

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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

"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 Calvin
Jason Calvin

Super Reviewer

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