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The Tourist (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Romance, Thriller  |  10 December 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniele Pecci ...
Giovanni Guidelli ...
Conte Filippo Gaggia
Capitaine Courson
Marc Ruchmann ...
Brigadier Kaiser
Brigadier Ricuort
François Vincentelli ...
Brigadier Marion


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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Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Turist  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,341,143 (UK) (10 December 2010)


$67,631,157 (USA) (4 March 2011)

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Did You Know?


The Palazzo Pisani-Moretta was used as a "stand-in" for the real Hotel Danieli. See more »


When Frank flees from the Danieli, he runs across a few rooftops and then jumps onto the roof of a stall in the market. The market is actually quite some distance from the Danieli and on the opposite side of the Grand Canal. See more »


Elise: You're a part of a plan.
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Written by Matthew Bellamy (as Matthew James Bellamy)
Performed by Muse
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Pretty faces, pretty lame.
10 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This ugly little piece of slam dunk marketing featuring present day reigning sex symbols Angelina Jolie and Johnnny Depp in a tepid suspensor revolving around missing cash is a clunker from the get go. It's all face time for the hotties which I surmise are supposed to turn up the heat based on their good looks alone since the vapid plot and predictable pursuers lack even a scintilla of originality or suspense. It is a cynical cash grab by all involved. As Fats Waller would say "all that meat and no potatoes."

Woman of mystery Elise Ward (Jolie) boards a train bound for Venice where she enlists Frank Tupelo (Depp) as a useful idiot to help her elude the law and the mob to rendezvous with an accomplice who has made off with an obscene amount of money. The chase is on but the pace along with just about everything else is off.

Jolie has a mega fatale look but her dialog is trite and she delivers it with a comatose inflection that more or less says, with a face and body like this whose listening? She's more runway model in the middle of a show than character of intrigue morphing at times into a stunning and stilted statue. Depp looks bored and non-committal with his rube appointed resume (Wisconsin math teacher) and scruffy look that suaves up in time to get into a clinch with Ms. Jolie, nearly matching her lifelessness.

Director Florian von Donnersmark is a major disappointment. The Tourist is his follow-up to one of the finest films of this early century, Other Peoples Lives and the drop off in cinematic skill and suspense is equivalent to falling off of Everest. Lives, a sober but suspenseful crafted work dealing with the dreaded Stasi in drab East Germany was everything this sloppy escapist drivel isn't. Bad career choice or one hit wonder von Donnermark has only this to show output wise over the last four years and it's downright ghostly.

The Tourist is one bad trip of a movie that smugly attempts to overwhelm you with its stars and locale while paying cursory attention to story, detail and substance. It is a callous, bland product example of producer condescension for an audience that will settle for the crumbs of something that looks great but runs lousy. It should do just fine at the box office.

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