THE TOURIST

Sun­day 8.30pm, Show­time Pre­miere (M) ★★

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Movie Reviews -

The com­bi­na­tion of Johnny Depp and An­gelina Jolie, di­rec­tor Flo­rian Henckel von Don­ners­marck, writ­ers Ju­lian Fel­lowes and Christo­pher Mc­quarry, and lo­ca­tions such as Paris and Venice should make a sparkling film. What went wrong? The Tourist is flat. Mys­tery with­out sus­pense, com­edy with­out laughs, ro­mance with­out emo­tion. Land was di­rected by James Man­gold ( Girl In­ter­rupted, Walk the Line) and he man­ages to elicit Stal­lone’s best per­for­mance since the orig­i­nal Rocky. Stal­lone plays Fred­die, the par­tially deaf sher­iff of a New Jersey town pop­u­lated by “real” cops from New York. state, in­tensely main­tained by Cau­ron. Dis­il­lu­sioned former peace ac­tivist Theo Faron ( Clive Owen) agrees to safe­guard the world’s only preg­nant wo­man.

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