DVD: The Tourist

By admin
20 May 2011

Action thriller.

2010. 99 min.

With Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.

13PGLV.

Rating: 2/5

JOLIE plays Elise Ward whom the police – and specifically Inspector John Acheson (Bettany) – are closely monitoring, hoping she’ll lead them to her fraudster boyfriend, Alexander Pearce, who stole billions from a gangster.

Enters maths teacher Frank Tupelo (Depp) whom Elise befriends on a train to throw the cops off Alexander’s trail – and he ends up falling for her.

Depp looks bored and doesn’t convince as a bland guy-next-door, and while Angie is her usual gorgeous self the chemistry between these two is non-existent.

The best “actor” in the movie is probably the breathtakingly beautiful city of Venice.

The plot is predictable and almost too slow-paced for an action thriller but there’s lots of glamour and a few funny moments.

If you’re a Jolie and Depp fan and like your action with a little less testosterone and not too many exploding cars you’ll enjoy it.

Bonus: lots including commentary and featurettes.

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