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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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Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Frank Tupelo
Angelina Jolie ... Elise Clifton-Ward
Paul Bettany ... Inspector John Acheson
Timothy Dalton ... Chief Inspector Jones
Steven Berkoff ... Reginald Shaw
Rufus Sewell ... The Englishman
Christian De Sica ... Colonnello Lombardi
Alessio Boni ... Sergente Cerato
Daniele Pecci Daniele Pecci ... Tenente Narduzzi
Giovanni Guidelli ... Tenente Tommassini
Raoul Bova ... Conte Filippo Gaggia
Bruno Wolkowitch ... Capitaine Courson
Marc Ruchmann Marc Ruchmann ... Brigadier Kaiser
Julien Baumgartner ... Brigadier Ricuort
François Vincentelli François Vincentelli ... Brigadier Marion
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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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It all started when he met a woman. See more »


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

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English | French | Italian | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turist See more »

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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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Trivia

When he returned to the project, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck re-wrote the script in two weeks, and shot the film in just fifty-eight days. See more »

Goofs

In most of his scenes, Acheson is referred to as "Commander", a senior rank in the British police force. By the end of the film, he is referred to as "Inspector" by Jones, who as a Chief Inspector outranks an Inspector but is junior to a Commander. Yet there is no scene showing Acheson being demoted. See more »

Quotes

Elise: Invite me to dinner, Frank?
Frank Taylor: What?
Elise: [gives him a look]
Frank Taylor: Would you like to have dinner?
Elise: Women don't like questions.
Frank Taylor: Join me for dinner.
Elise: Too demanding.
Frank Taylor: Join me for dinner?
Elise: Another question.
Frank Taylor: [thinks for a moment] I'm having dinner, if you'd care to join me.
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Director von Donnersmarck needs to be Donnersmacked
10 December 2010 | by TheMovieMarkSee 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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