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Review: 'The Tourist' Is Not Worth Getting Out Your Passport For

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2010 3:35 AM
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  • 4 Comments
From the very first shot of the film, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck makes it evident that "The Tourist" will attempt to be flashy, frothy entertainment. An impeccably dressed police captain climbs into the back of a van with three more impeccably dressed officers, bringing them a tray of espresso, in some pretty fabulous looking takeout cups (no grimy We Are Happy To Serve You style cups for these guys). It's a minor detail, but the scene is indicative of the film as a whole. More often choosing fabulous locations, set design and attire over realism, charm or originality, "The Tourist" mostly feels like walking through a very expensive store where you can't buy or touch anything and that distance keeps the film from ever truly taking off.

Watch: Clip From 'The Tourist' Finds Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp Trading Glamorous Quips

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2010 6:55 AM
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  • 3 Comments
December is going to be pretty heavy with serious Oscar fare and bloated tentpoles, so we're hoping Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's "The Tourist" will be a light breezy caper that will provide from relief in the midst of a very busy movie season.

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