The Tourist 2010

Critics score:
20 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Christy Lemire, Associated Press: Jolie provides the sultry action, and Depp offers some sweet, goofy laughs, and in the end no one got sunburned or suffered from food poisoning. Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: Jolie! Depp! Romantic locations! Intrigue! Some movies sound too good to be true. The Tourist is one of them. Read more

Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies: ... it's a bit of a shock to see this caliber of star power and big-budget production and location juice... yield such dismal results. Read more

Manohla Dargis, New York Times: When she [Angelina Jolie] first appears in a come-hither outfit and a small private smile, she looks ready for liftoff. She never ignites, and neither does the movie. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: This woefully botched mystery-adventure-thriller-caper-romance-comedy, or whatever it was meant to be, is no fun at all. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: The Tourist is like a beautifully decorated shop window -- with no shop behind it. Read more

Scott Tobias, AV Club: Von Donnersmarck's meat-and-potatoes direction makes The Tourist astonishingly lifeless and awkward, reducing two of the world's biggest movie stars to something akin to shy, pimply teenagers on their first date. Read more

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: Star power can cover up a multitude of shortcomings in a film. Turns out stupidity isn't one of them. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: The good news is that Jolie and Depp accessorize nicely together. He rarely gets to spar with women in his weight class, and his slovenly approach to stardom might be the antidote for Jolie's solemnity. Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: Unfortunately, this is one of those movies with a twist ending that turns a character inside out, revealing earlier scenes to be essentially fraudulent and more or less invalidating one's emotional investment in the story. Read more

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: "The Tourist" is a facsimile of a masquerade of a gloss on "Charade," and on all the lesser cinematic charades that followed in the wake of director Stanley Donen's 1963 picture. Read more

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor: To see Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in The Tourist is like watching a chemistry experiment gone horribly wrong. Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: The Tourist merely asks you to sit back and enjoy the ride, and then makes that task a breeze. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: You go into a movie like The Tourist hoping for a feast of personality from the stars. What you get, in this case, is a waxworks version of chemistry. Read more

Laremy Legel, To battle the logic of the film would be to swat flies in a hurricane. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter: This zero-chemistry pairing of Angelina Jolie and Depp stands as an object lesson in the perils of succumbing to the siren call of big-time Hollywood filmmaking for a foreign director with one art house hit behind him. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: There is a moment in "The Tourist" when Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and asks "Why is all this happening?" It's a question moviegoers will be asking themselves as well. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: The Tourist gets sillier as the plot crawls along, its pace so slow that the movie could well put Ambien out of business once it starts showing up on late-night cable TV. Read more

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger: Too bad most of the fun on-screen seems to be reserved for the people who actually made "The Tourist" - while all we get is a postcard. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: Jolie is gorgeous, but photographed in reverent profile, like a Roman coin. Depp is amusingly droll, but it turns out that "mild" for this great actor looks a lot like "sleepy." Read more

Lou Lumenick, New York Post: Von Donnersmarck, who brilliantly depicted government surveillance in East Berlin before the fall of the wall in his earlier German film, astonishingly can't even find a way to make Interpol's spying interesting here. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: Think about adding To Catch a Thief or Charade to your Netflix queue instead. Read more

Richard Roeper, Richard "Sure, the plot is preposterous, but the two stars look great, the scenery is spectacular and the supporting cast is a hoot." Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The plot is preposterous. So what you need is a movie that floats with bemusement above the cockamamie, and actors who tease each other. Read more

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: In a year of craptaculars, The Tourist deserves burial at the bottom of the 2010 dung heap. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: There are all kinds of bad movies in the world, but it's really only stardom that can create the exact variety of cinematic abortion we find in "The Tourist." Read more

Dana Stevens, Slate: As for Depp, his character makes so little sense that he can hardly be blamed for blinking his way through the movie with an expression of blank-faced puzzlement that recalls Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice-presidential debate. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Enduring "The Tourist" is like going for a ride in a sinking gondola. Read more

Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: So deficient in the genre's essentials - such as witty dialogue, intriguing characters and surprising yet credible plot turns - that you're embarrassed for everyone involved. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: What should have sizzled fizzles. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: As a thriller, The Tourist makes a good travelogue. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: Yes, it's dreck, but we've all seen duff movies. What makes this so painfully exasperating is that 'The Tourist' is so bloody pleased with itself. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: It may be the only movie ever to feature a bad performance by Johnny Depp, one of the best actors working in films. Who knew he could be wooden and unconvincing in a role? Read more

Justin Chang, Variety: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Venice -- what more could you want from a movie? Quite a lot, actually. Read more

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John Anderson, Washington Post: The high wattage of stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie cast the film in a spotlight that would be unflattering for most movies, least of all an insubstantial, tension-free thriller like this. Read more