» Reviews: The Tourist

Nathan Schwartz

|    Monday, December 13, 2010

  • Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
  • Producer: Graham King, Tim Headington, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber, Jonathan Glickman
  • Writer: Screenplay: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes – Book: Jérôme Salle
  • Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell
  • Distributor: Columbia Pictures
  • Running Time: 103 min
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Action, Thriller

The Tourist, a film about an American tourist in Venice who finds himself caught in the midst of a manhunt, is just another addition to the lengthy list of unoriginal, formulaic, yet dimly amusing, films. I mean, everything about this movie from the trite story and  cliché romance, to the unbearably dumb twist ending was unnerving and made me wonder why? Why couldn’t they put a smidgen of effort into this slightly enjoyable film? I guess what it boils down to is; this film is terrible and isn’t worth your time or money, even though there were some pleasant bits.

Verdict: Forget It


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