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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Johnny Depp
Angelina Jolie
Paul Bettany
Timothy Dalton
Rufus Sewell
Directors
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Screenwriters
Julian Fellowes
Christopher McQuarrie
Running Time
102 minutes

The Tourist
Gondola, baby, gondola


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The Tourist

Plot
Elise (Angelina Jolie), girlfriend of international fugitive Alexander Pearce, picks up tourist Frank Tupelo (Johnny Depp) on a train from Paris to Venice. The plan is to persuade the police that Frank is Pierce with a new face, but the dupe also becomes a target for a murderous gangster.


Verdict
If you just want to look with admiration and Johnny and/or Angelina – and why wouldn’t you? – this offers the full scenic tour, but it’s one of those frustrating almost-good films which never really catches fire.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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