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Film Review: ‘The Tourist’ Twists Predictably, Lacks Chemistry Between Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp

Chicago – Though you probably don’t know his name, Christopher McQuarrie’s involvement might sell you on paying to see “The Tourist” even more than “A”-list stars Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. After all, McQuarrie is the writer behind 1995’s Oscar-winning magnum opus by the name of “The Usual Suspects”.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

While these two films both embarked on the pursuit of conning you into one belief and then twisting you into another, “The Usual Suspects” masterfully succeeds in every fiber of its being while “The Tourist” can’t even play ball in the same league. And to even consider “The Tourist” as Hitchcockian would be a crime of blockbuster proportions bestowed upon the true man of mystery.

Though McQuarrie’s words might be found somewhere in this Angelina Jolie model fest, the ink from its two other writers (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Julian Fellowes) clearly snuffs away McQuarrie’s natural skill.
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tMF Top 50: Best Movies of the 2000s (20-11)

We continue our look at the Top 50 best films of the decade.

#50-41

#40-31

#30-21

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20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

In what can be seen as a mild precursor to No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a neo-western that is infatuated, in all the wrong ways, with love, friendship and self-discovery. Jones has created something haunting, something that makes vulnerable the human soul and shows how fragile and sad it can be. He has an eye for the imperfect as he submerges us in present-day Odessa, Texas, carefully mapping out the town’s inhabitants’ awkward mannerisms and the backwardness of a social system that has been disconnected from the contemporary world. The film follows the three different burials of one man, Melquiades, Pete’s (Jones) best friend who is an illegal immigrant,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Top 50: Best Movies of the 2000s (20-11)

We continue our look at the Top 50 best films of the decade.

#50-41

#40-31

#30-21

Click through for the latest installment.

20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

In what can be seen as a mild precursor to No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a neo-western that is infatuated, in all the wrong ways, with love, friendship and self-discovery. Jones has created something haunting, something that makes vulnerable the human soul and shows how fragile and sad it can be. He has an eye for the imperfect as he submerges us in present-day Odessa, Texas, carefully mapping out the town’s inhabitants’ awkward mannerisms and the backwardness of a social system that has been disconnected from the contemporary world. The film follows the three different burials of one man, Melquiades, Pete’s (Jones) best friend who is an illegal immigrant,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Top 50: Best Movies of the 2000s (20-11)

We continue our look at the Top 50 best films of the decade.

#50-41

#40-31

#30-21

Click through for the latest installment.

20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

In what can be seen as a mild precursor to No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a neo-western that is infatuated, in all the wrong ways, with love, friendship and self-discovery. Jones has created something haunting, something that makes vulnerable the human soul and shows how fragile and sad it can be. He has an eye for the imperfect as he submerges us in present-day Odessa, Texas, carefully mapping out the town’s inhabitants’ awkward mannerisms and the backwardness of a social system that has been disconnected from the contemporary world. The film follows the three different burials of one man, Melquiades, Pete’s (Jones) best friend who is an illegal immigrant,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Top 50: Best Movies of the 2000s (20-11)

We continue our look at the Top 50 best films of the decade.

#50-41

#40-31

#30-21

Click through for the latest installment.

20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

In what can be seen as a mild precursor to No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a neo-western that is infatuated, in all the wrong ways, with love, friendship and self-discovery. Jones has created something haunting, something that makes vulnerable the human soul and shows how fragile and sad it can be. He has an eye for the imperfect as he submerges us in present-day Odessa, Texas, carefully mapping out the town’s inhabitants’ awkward mannerisms and the backwardness of a social system that has been disconnected from the contemporary world. The film follows the three different burials of one man, Melquiades, Pete’s (Jones) best friend who is an illegal immigrant,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Top 50: Best Movies of the 2000s (20-11)

We continue our look at the Top 50 best films of the decade.

#50-41

#40-31

#30-21

Click through for the latest installment.

20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

In what can be seen as a mild precursor to No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones directs and stars in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, a neo-western that is infatuated, in all the wrong ways, with love, friendship and self-discovery. Jones has created something haunting, something that makes vulnerable the human soul and shows how fragile and sad it can be. He has an eye for the imperfect as he submerges us in present-day Odessa, Texas, carefully mapping out the town’s inhabitants’ awkward mannerisms and the backwardness of a social system that has been disconnected from the contemporary world. The film follows the three different burials of one man, Melquiades, Pete’s (Jones) best friend who is an illegal immigrant,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

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