The Tourist (2010)


The Tourist tells the story of an American who is entangled in an international espionage incident after meeting a beautiful woman.

Frank is an American on vacation in Italy trying to mend a broken heart. He meets Elise, who is not only beautiful, but also mysterious and dangerous. Not to give away the whole story, but there’s a whole conspiracy about stolen money and interpol trying to take down a criminal, and Frank ends up in the midst of it all.


The Scoop

This film will rock for three reasons. Johnny Depp. Angelina Jolie. But most important of all is director Florian von Donnersmarck, who The Lives of Others, which was quite possibly the best film in 2006. I do worry about his ability to direct in English, but with the pedigree of the actors, no doubt the performances will be stellar, and he can tell a story with all sorts of passion and suspense, so this should be more than good.

It should be GREAT!

Who’s It For?

This film has not been rated. But it’ll likely be either PG-13 or R.

Movie Release Date

December 10, 2010.

Who’s In It?

Johnny Depp … Frank Taylor
Angelina Jolie … Elise Morde
Paul Bettany
Rufus Sewell … English man
Timothy Dalton

Interesting Fact

The Tourist is a remake of a 2005 film called “Anthony Zimmer,” which was a French film and was at one time time intended to star Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron.

Related Movies

The Lives of Others, Salt, Mr. and Mrs. Smith

What’s Good About It?

I can’t help but be excited. The trailer looks great, the cast and director are all top notch. I see a really enjoyable film for this December.

What’s Bad About It?

No bad news yet.

Our Clever Prediction

I see a solid box office and good critical reviews for The Tourist, but I doubt it’ll do HUGE business, which is unfortunate, but it’ll still be good, so I’m happy.

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