#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.
Plot: American tourist Frank meets mysterious British woman Elsie on the train to Venice. Romance seems to bud, but there’s more to her than meets the eye. Remake of the 2005 French film “Anthony Zimmer”, written and directed by Jérôme Salle.
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Pure Old-Fashioned Hollywood Fantasy Like the Grant-Hepburn-Kelly films of the1950’s and 1960’s
“The Tourist” is very similar to some of the Hollywood escapist fair of the 1950’s and early 1960’s with the likes of Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. In several films during this era, Grant played an American in European exotic locales dealing with espionage in relatively light-hearted plots. The classic films of this ilk which come to mind are “To Catch a Thief”, “Charade”, even “Roman Holiday”, taking place in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Paris, and Rome. In “The Tourist”, Depp plays a Cary Grant-like character and Angelina Jolie has the long dark hair of Audrey Hepburn with the demureness of Grace Kelly. The action begins in Paris then moves to Venice.
The best thing about the film is the opening. The viewer is plopped right into the middle of things without any background or knowledge. A demure mystery woman (Jolie) arrives at a café in Paris near the Champs-Elysees and orders her usual, which we learn is already being prepared. She’s a regular. A mysterious note is given to her and provides detailed instructions concerning exact steps she’s supposed to take right after leaving the café. While she is reading the note, we learn she is being staked out by government officials. Part of the instruction says “…pick someone with my height and build and make them believe it is me…” She burns the note and makes her way to the central train terminal in Paris.
Part of the fun of the story is that we don’t know who wrote the note, and part of the mystery-fantasy is a gradual revelation regarding who the unknown letter-writer is. (The voice-over for the note is Jolie, which is somewhat confusing at first, because the writer is male.) On a train to Venice, she meets a clueless American tourist from Wisconsin, Frank, played by Johnny Depp. Depp (who doesn’t exactly seem like a clueless tourist from Wisconsin) acts flattered that a woman who just walked out of Vogue Magazine would sit by him on the train. And so begins a rather fun, if somewhat improbable, misadventure. Depp appears to be someone “with my height and build”. Two factions are on the trail on the unknown “letter-writer”: Scotland Yard authorities who believe he has not paid back taxes on a transaction worth several billion British pounds, and an international mob run by an older baddie who would kill not only a man who cheats on his wife, but he’ll kill his wife too, and all the members of both families. He would even kill the man’s doctor, just for good measure. The mob boss lost billions to the mystery man who was once a trusted part of his organization. Part of the plot is the tried-and-true “mistaken identity” device in which the authorities and the mob appear to be confusing the clueless tourist with the unseen letter-writer. Everyone is sure the man they want is Depp.
A fun fantasy which combines elements of romantic-comedy and international espionage. There are a couple of obligatory chase scenes and even a romantic interlude or two, with the compulsory ballroom and casino scenes. What makes it work are the fine performances by Depp and Jolie. The ending is pretty interesting, but there are aspects during the film which don’t quite mesh with the information presented previously. But if you’re willing to suspend your disbelief and let your imagination run wild, “The Tourist” is a fun treat, sort of like a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream. French vanilla of course on Viennese China.
Director von Donnersmarck needs to be Donnersmacked
Considering the fact that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are two of the biggest stars in the world, you may have at one time flippantly claimed, “I’d pay $10 just to watch them read the phone book!” Well, if you decide to ignore my advice then you’ll have the chance to put the equivalent of that theory to the test if you lay down your hard-earned dinero to see The Tourist.
Displaying the focus of an attention deficit schizophrenic, The Tourist weaves its way through an odd mixture of romantic, comedic, and mysterious elements. I have no problem with a film that embraces multiple genres, as long as it can do so effectively. The problem with this film is I was never sure what type of reaction the film wanted to evoke. The romantic orchestra soars one moment, we’re treated to a few slapstick shenanigans the next, and then comes the brooding minor key to remind us that there’s a mysteriously mysterious mystery afoot! I would not have been shocked had Rowan Atkinson made an appearance.
Plus, the “climactic” twist isn’t as clever as it thinks. I suppose one might be forgiven if he or she finds it cutesy, but even if you do fall for it, by the time it arrives your interest will be too detached to care.
Eliciting little more than a few chuckles and a whole lot of apathy, The Tourist makes its mark as one of this year’s most pointless and useless films. I can’t single anything out as being truly awful, but neither can I think of a single reason why you should consider spending $10 a pop on a film that offers absolutely nothing new to the cinematic universe. The Italian backdrop is nice to look at, and Jolie and Depp are adequate, if not dynamic in their chemistry, but it takes more than the visual image of Depp traversing rooftops barefooted and in grandpa’s pajamas to be deemed worthy of my time.
Entertain, engage, educate, or humor me. That’s all I ask. The Tourist decided to go with “none of the above,” therefore I encourage you to think twice before making this your selection.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Action, Romance, Thriller
Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Writer Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Julian Fellowes (screenplay), Jérôme Salle (motion picture “Anthony Zimmer”)
Actors Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton
Country USA, France, Italy, UK
Awards Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company GK Films, Birnbaum/Barber
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, C-, E-, G-Series, ATZ and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy (film processing)
Film Length 2.82 m (Portugal, 35mm), 2,824 m (Sweden), 2,837 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema