The Tourist – review

A Hitchcockian comedy-thriller co-scripted by the German director of The Lives of Others, the American author of The Usual Suspects and the Englishman who wrote Gosford Park, all three of them Oscar-winners, seemed like something to look forward to.

The Tourist – review Especially for someone like myself who believes that no film set on a train or in Venice can be wholly bad. But this glossy affair, in which Angelina Jolie (British mystery woman) meets Johnny Depp (American maths teacher) on a train from Paris to Venice, then leads him on a merry dance around the canals of La Serenissima chased by Scotland Yard and international villains, nearly pulls off the trick.

Powered by article was written by Philip French, for The Observer on Sunday 12th December 2010 00.07 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010