Thursday, March 31, 2011

Movie Review: The Tourist

The Tourist
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast:  Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany

PG-13 for violence and brief strong language
3 Golden Globe Nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture
In theatres December 2010

Johnny Depp (Frank) stars as an American Tourist travelling abroad when his path is crossed by beautiful Angelina Jolie (Elise).  As the two travel in Paris and Venice, intrigue, mystery and danger ensues.  Things are not, however, as they necessarily seem.

This film received some mixed reviews but I quite liked it.  I saw it in the theatre where the large screen enhances the beauty of the scenic shots of Venice and Paris.  Cinematography is superb.  Angelina played the role of the mysterious beauty with class and Depp was fine cast in his role as Frank, the tourist.  If I have one complaint, it is Depp's hair.  Long, stringy, curly, not exactly an attractive draw.  Actually, I would have thought someone like Pierce Brosnan or someone equally tall and attractive would have made a good match against Angelina here.  Or maybe that's the magic.  They are unmatched.

Recommended as a rental.  Who knows, you might just decide to add this to your collection.

Rated 4/5

1 comment:

  1. i;m enjoying your movie posts, i've actually been reviewing them.

    i think i've skip a lot of hollywood films lately, bec. i can't stop watching tv series instead. ^0^
    but i think i have to agree with you on this one.
    i love this one too despite the bad reviews. the setting's just stunning.

    i also have a blog about my views and the movies i've seen.
    if you've time, hope you'll drop by. ^0^