Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie! Is there anything else people needed to know about this movie to make The Tourist a success? Actually, yes, and while it was reasonably enjoyable to see two of the brightest stars in Hollywood finally share the screen, it turns out that the film has garnered lots of bad – and perhaps unjustified – reviews. Rotten Tomatoes, for example, shows an aggregate score of 20%, making it the most disliked film currently in the theaters.
The greatest weakness of the film is that it can’t decide what tone to take. The surveillance team is laughably amateur and it’s clear that Elise can’t help but be aware that she’s under watch by some sort of constabulary. Even as the film opens, we as viewers are unsure whether it’s meant to highlight that the film is going to be a comedy, a light-hearted “caper” film, or whether it’s a more serious thriller.