American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets a mysterious beauty who drags him into a dangerous world of intrigue and espionage while traveling through Europe in director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's paranoid thriller. When Frank met Elise (Angelina Jolie) on the train, he thought it was a chance encounter. Little did Frank realize it was all part of a much bigger plan, one that would soon find him dodging bullets through both the historic streets of Paris and the winding canals of Venice. Now, the faster Frank and Elise run, the more intense their romance grows.~Jason Buchanan
An innocent tourist Frank, on a trip to Europe to mend his broken heart, meets a provocative woman named Elise (Angelina Jolie) on a train to Venice. She selects him as a replacement for her lover who is wanted by the police and a mobster whose money her lover stole. On the train Frank asks her to dinner and, once in Venice she invites him to her hotel room. Spotted by the Russians on arrival, they think Frank is their man, Alexander Pearce, who stole billions from them. Scotland yard,on the other hand, soon realizes Frank is not their man and just in their way. The flirtation now turns into a dangerous game of cat and mouse while various people, who all think that Frank is Elise's lover, try to capture the pair.
Beautifully set in Venice as Depp's character unknowingly becomes ensnared in a thrilling espionage chase through Jolie's bewitching charm. Some kissing but no other sensuality makes it a great date movie.
The Tourist is a great escape into espionage and intrigue. Johnny Depp is an unassuming tourist swept into a world he's not prepared for when he meets Angelina Jolie on a train. He bumbles his way through this spy thriller, and you will be shocked by the twist at the end!
Despite what the critcis thought, this was an enjoyable film. Jolie & Depp really did a great job here--both acting somewhat against type. Depp as the typical tourist was sweet, charming and funny. Jolie as the beautiful mysterious stranger he met on a train was perfect. Against the background of Venice, Jolie's character causes Depp's "Frank" to fall fo her. However, Elies, Jolie's character, has a lover that has set up a plan for the two to reunite. This movie was mismarketed in my opinion--it's not a thriller in the typical sense. It's more of a romantice suspense mystery with some action & humor thrown in. There is stellar acting from the supporting cast and the ending left me with a smile on my face. The extras are entertaining and informative. This is a classy elegant film much like the '60s Hepburn classics.