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The Tourist is as fake as the ersatz cigarette Depp smokes, and its attempt to bottle the spirit of old-school romance – think Grant and Hepburn in Charade – fails utterly. You need a few good jokes, for one thing, and your stars to be on top of their game. While Angelina Jolie may have the most luscious lips in cinema, hers is really the kiss of death: in the last 10 years I can think of only one movie she has made (A Mighty Heart) that didn’t stink. If she could just walk instead of sashaying it would be a start. Depp can do light comedy, but he can’t do it disguised as an ordinary guy who teaches maths (please!), and quails before beautiful women. They really should have got Hugh Grant – and that’s not a sentence I ever expected to write.
Anthony Quinn, The Independent
Read all the reviews for The Tourist and Coppola’s Venice Golden Lion winner Somewhere as well as the roundups for Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Khmer Rouge documentary Enemies of the People here.