The Tourist Reviews

  • 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.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • 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.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • 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?

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • 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.

    John Anderson — Washington Post

  • 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.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • 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."

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • This woefully botched mystery-adventure-thriller-caper-romance-comedy, or whatever it was meant to be, is no fun at all.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The Tourist merely asks you to sit back and enjoy the ride, and then makes that task a breeze.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • ... 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.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • The plot is preposterous. So what you need is a movie that floats with bemusement above the cockamamie, and actors who tease each other.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • "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.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • 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.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Think about adding To Catch a Thief or Charade to your Netflix queue instead.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Enduring "The Tourist" is like going for a ride in a sinking gondola.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Jolie! Depp! Romantic locations! Intrigue! Some movies sound too good to be true. The Tourist is one of them.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Star power can cover up a multitude of shortcomings in a film. Turns out stupidity isn't one of them.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • (The Tourist movie review at Variety)


  • Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Venice -- what more could you want from a movie? Quite a lot, actually.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • 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.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • As a thriller, The Tourist makes a good travelogue.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

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