The Tourist

I enjoyed The Tourist! It had a familiar cast, including Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell (both of A Knight’s Tale), as well as the obvious Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, who were the main reasons I wanted to see the movie. Timothy Dalton will be another familiar face, for those of you who have seen Hot Fuzz.

All in all, the acting was superb. Angelina Jolie did a very good, albeit not entirely realistic English accent (especially given that she’s supposedly from the London Metropolitan Police Force, an city not know for having well-spoken residents, bar its aristocracy) and though her character was hard to get into, it was deliberately aloof. Johnny Depp was fantastic as always.

The plot was very suspenseful, taking it’s time to set up twists and climaxes that lasted merely seconds. All this made for an unusual, but not boring pace for the movie.

However there’s one reason I’d recommend you wait until it comes out on DVD: It doesn’t have enough action to be an action movie. It doesn’t have enough romance to be a romance. It doesn’t have enough jokes to be a comedy. Those things which make up a good solid cinema film are simply lacking. It’s well worth watching, but don’t part with more money than you have to for it.

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