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The Tourist (2010)

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Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

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Storyline

Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,472,458, 12 December 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,631,157, 6 March 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$278,346,189, 10 March 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Both lead actors saw their marriages fall apart in 2016. Angelina Jolie surprised everybody for initiating divorce proceedings from Brad Pitt, following altercations over the rearing of their children, while Johnny Depp's marriage to Amber Heard came to an acrimonious end in the full glare of the tabloids. See more »

Goofs

When Frank climbs aboard Elise's boat having been pulled along in the water by the rope, his shirt is only mildly damp, not sodden as it would be in reality had he just been pulled from a canal. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Jones: Agent Ward, your suspension's lifted.
Elise: Thank you, sir.
Chief Inspector Jones: And your employment is terminated, immediately.
Elise: Thank you, sir.
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Connections

Featured in Tourist Destination: Travel the Canals of Venice (2011) See more »

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Dance in F
Composed by Gabriel Yared
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Director von Donnersmarck needs to be Donnersmacked
10 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Considering the fact that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are two of the biggest stars in the world, you may have at one time flippantly claimed, "I'd pay $10 just to watch them read the phone book!" Well, if you decide to ignore my advice then you'll have the chance to put the equivalent of that theory to the test if you lay down your hard-earned dinero to see The Tourist.

Displaying the focus of an attention deficit schizophrenic, The Tourist weaves its way through an odd mixture of romantic, comedic, and mysterious elements. I have no problem with a film that embraces multiple genres, as long as it can do so effectively. The problem with this film is I was never sure what type of reaction the film wanted to evoke. The romantic orchestra soars one moment, we're treated to a few slapstick shenanigans the next, and then comes the brooding minor key to remind us that there's a mysteriously mysterious mystery afoot! I would not have been shocked had Rowan Atkinson made an appearance.

Plus, the "climactic" twist isn't as clever as it thinks. I suppose one might be forgiven if he or she finds it cutesy, but even if you do fall for it, by the time it arrives your interest will be too detached to care.

Eliciting little more than a few chuckles and a whole lot of apathy, The Tourist makes its mark as one of this year's most pointless and useless films. I can't single anything out as being truly awful, but neither can I think of a single reason why you should consider spending $10 a pop on a film that offers absolutely nothing new to the cinematic universe. The Italian backdrop is nice to look at, and Jolie and Depp are adequate, if not dynamic in their chemistry, but it takes more than the visual image of Depp traversing rooftops barefooted and in grandpa's pajamas to be deemed worthy of my time.

Entertain, engage, educate, or humor me. That's all I ask. The Tourist decided to go with "none of the above," therefore I encourage you to think twice before making this your selection.


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