Underrated Films, Un-Prolonged Reviews: The Tourist (2010)

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Plot (from IMDB): Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

I really don’t see what all the hate here with this film is about. Oh, of course, the boy who tries to find at least one tiny little positive thing he likes about each and every movie he sees doesn’t get the hate, but I digress. I think the biggest problem with this movie is that it was marketed as a “romantic comedy-thriller”, which is a tad misleading. Thrilling? Yes, infact the spy-thriller ingredient to this movie, along with the gorgeous scenery and well-timed action sequences were the film’s best portion, reminding me somewhat of the underrated Bond flick “License to Kill”. The romance element of this film wasn’t as bad as i’ve heard, while their chemistry wasn’t always the greatest I think Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie worked fairly well together, playing off of each other admirably. However, this movie shouldn’t really be classified as a comedy. Sure, it had some nice comedic moments sprinkled throughout, but I think this film works much better when it plays itself straight as an espionage movie. I think it worked marvelously as a modern day spy-thriller, not enough that I give it my most substantial of recommendations, but I believe it works well enough that I should say give it a chance. You might end up liking it.

My Rating: 7/10

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