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Release Date: December 10, 2010

Starring: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 103 minutes

Address Comments To:

Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO
Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
(Columbia Pictures/TriStar/Screen Gems/Provident/Triumph Films)
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: (310) 244-4000
Fax: (310) 244-2626
Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

Content:

(Pa, B, LL, VV, AA, D, M) Light pagan worldview with some light moral elements; 10 obscenities and three light profanities; brief intense violence and some action violence such as henchmen shoot guns at hero running across roof, hero jumps off roof onto tarp covering vegetable and fruit stand, hero accidentally knocks policeman into water, villain runs boat over henchman’s head, shots fired at woman driving boat tied to another boat, men fight, man falls into water, villain strangles henchman to death for failing, villain threatens to cut up heroine’s face with knife, henchman points gun inches away at heroine’s head, men shot dead; no sex scenes but two passionate kisses and man decides against entering woman’s bedroom but there’s an implication he wants to and she wants him to; alcohol use and hero appears a bit tipsy in one scene; smoking; and, stealing, threats, lying.

Summary:

In THE TOURIST, an American math teacher gets mixed up with a beautiful woman, the woman’s boyfriend who stole some gangster’s money and hasn’t paid taxes on it, and international police. THE TOURIST is a wry, stylish piece of fun, but there are some pagan elements, foul language, brief intense violence, and some sensuality.

Review:

THE TOURIST is a wry, stylish piece of fun. Although it doesn’t have any really graphic negative content, it’s not a really strong moral tale, either.

The movie begins in Paris with a cadre of French police watching every move of beautiful Elise Ward. They’re waiting for her to meet with her boyfriend, Alexander Pierce, who’s reportedly gotten plastic surgery. He only sends her a note, however, asking her to take the 8:22 train, look for someone with his build and features, and make the police think it’s him.

Elise follows the instructions to the letter, picking out an American tourist, named Frank. The French police are working, by the way, with Scotland Yard. Back at the Yard, a young detective, Inspector Acheson is running the operation. Apparently, Pierce has stolen several billion dollars from an English gangster named Shaw but hasn’t paid the $744 million he owes in taxes!

Eventually, Acheson figures out that Frank is actually a math teacher from Madison College, but Shaw’s men don’t find that out. The rest of the movie consists of Shaw and his thugs trying to capture Frank to get back Shaw’s money, while Scotland Yard, Interpol and the police in Venice, Italy wait for Pierce to appear. Several twists at the end keep things interesting.

THE TOURIST is stylish and funny, but it moves a little slow at times. The ending is very good, however, as well as suspenseful. Still, most moviegoers will want to wait for the DVD release – if, of course, they like this kind of lightweight suspense thriller, with lots of romance thrown into the mix. An earlier, similar movie in 2010, KNIGHT AND DAY starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, was a lot more fun.

Content wise, THE TOURIST is the kind of movie where the goal is to get the girl and get the money. Thus, it has a pagan worldview with some moral elements. As such, THE TOURIST contains some foul language, including two “f” words, brief intense violence and some sensuality. Happily, though, there is no explicit sex or nudity.

In Brief:

THE TOURIST is a romantic thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angeline Jolie. The story opens in Paris. The French police are working with Scotland Yard trailing beautiful Elise Ward. They’re trying to capture her boyfriend, Alexander Pierce, who stole several billion dollars from an English gangster and failed to pay $744 million in taxes. On instructions from Alexander, Elise makes the police think American math teacher Frank Tupolo is Alexander. They finally figure it out, but the gangers and his henchmen do not. The cat and mouse story ends up in Venice, Italy. Several twists at the end keep things interesting.



THE TOURIST is a wry, stylish piece of fun. Although it doesn’t have any really graphic negative content, it’s not a really strong moral tale, either. The main goal is to get the girl and the gold. Even so, there are some moral elements in the movie, but there’s also some foul language and brief intense violence. The movie also shows sensual desire between the two lead characters, but nothing lewd is shown. Viewers might want to check out other movies in release instead or wait for the DVD.

HEADLINE: ** Stylish Lightweight Fun **

Title: THE TOURIST

Quality: * * * Acceptability: -1

SUBTITLES: Some French and Italian with English subtitles

WARNING CODES:

Language: LL

Violence: VV

Sex: None

Nudity: None

RATING: PG-13

RELEASE: December 10, 2010

TIME: 103 minutes

STARRING: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell

DIRECTOR: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

PRODUCERS: Gary Barber, Riger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Tim Headington, Graham King

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ron Halpern and Lloyd Phillips

WRITER: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes

BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A

DISTRIBUTOR: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment

CONTENT: (Pa, B, LL, VV, AA, D, M) Light pagan worldview with some light moral elements; 10 obscenities and three light profanities; brief intense violence and some action violence such as henchmen shoot guns at hero running across roof, hero jumps off roof onto tarp covering vegetable and fruit stand, hero accidentally knocks policeman into water, villain runs boat over henchman’s head, shots fired at woman driving boat tied to another boat, men fight, man falls into water, villain strangles henchman to death for failing, villain threatens to cut up heroine’s face with knife, henchman points gun inches away at heroine’s head, men shot dead; no sex scenes but two passionate kisses and man decides against entering woman’s bedroom but there’s an implication he wants to and she wants him to; alcohol use and hero appears a bit tipsy in one scene; smoking; and, stealing, threats, lying.

GENRE: Romantic Thriller

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teenagers and adults

REVIEWER: Dr. Tom Snyder

REVIEW: THE TOURIST is a wry, stylish piece of fun. Although it doesn’t have any really graphic negative content, it’s not a really strong moral tale, either.

The movie begins in Paris with a cadre of French police watching every move of beautiful Elise Ward. They’re waiting for her to meet with her boyfriend, Alexander Pierce, who’s reportedly gotten plastic surgery. He only sends her a note, however, asking her to take the 8:22 train, look for someone with his build and features, and make the police think it’s him.

Elise follows the instructions to the letter, picking out an American tourist, named Frank. The French police are working, by the way, with Scotland Yard. Back at the Yard, a young detective, Inspector Acheson is running the operation. Apparently, Pierce has stolen several billion dollars from an English gangster named Shaw but hasn’t paid the $744 million he owes in taxes!

Eventually, Acheson figures out that Frank is actually a math teacher from Madison College, but Shaw’s men don’t find that out. The rest of the movie consists of Shaw and his thugs trying to capture Frank to get back Shaw’s money, while Scotland Yard, Interpol and the police in Venice, Italy wait for Pierce to appear. Several twists at the end keep things interesting.

THE TOURIST is stylish and funny, but it moves a little slow at times. The ending is very good, however, as well as suspenseful. Still, most moviegoers will want to wait for the DVD release – if, of course, they like this kind of lightweight suspense thriller, with lots of romance thrown into the mix. An earlier, similar movie in 2010, KNIGHT AND DAY starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, was a lot more fun.

Content wise, THE TOURIST is the kind of movie where the goal is to get the girl and get the money. Thus, it has a pagan worldview with some moral elements. As such, THE TOURIST contains some foul language, including two “f” words, brief intense violence and some sensuality. Happily, though, there is no explicit sex or nudity.

Please address your comments to:

Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO

Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group

Sony Pictures Entertainment

(Columbia Pictures/TriStar/Screen Gems/Provident/Triumph Films)

10202 West Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232-3195

Phone: (310) 244-4000

Fax: (310) 244-2626

Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

SUMMARY: In THE TOURIST, an American math teacher gets mixed up with a beautiful woman, the woman’s boyfriend who stole some gangster’s money and hasn’t paid taxes on it, and international police. THE TOURIST is a wry, stylish piece of fun, but there are some pagan elements, foul language, brief intense violence, and some sensuality.

IN BRIEF:

THE TOURIST is a romantic thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angeline Jolie. The story opens in Paris. The French police are working with Scotland Yard trailing beautiful Elise Ward. They’re trying to capture her boyfriend, Alexander Pierce, who stole several billion dollars from an English gangster and failed to pay $744 million in taxes. On instructions from Alexander, Elise makes the police think American math teacher Frank Tupolo is Alexander. They finally figure it out, but the gangers and his henchmen do not. The cat and mouse story ends up in Venice, Italy. Several twists at the end keep things interesting.



THE TOURIST is a wry, stylish piece of fun. Although it doesn’t have any really graphic negative content, it’s not a really strong moral tale, either. The main goal is to get the girl and the gold. Even so, there are some moral elements in the movie, but there’s also some foul language and brief intense violence. The movie also shows sensual desire between the two lead characters, but nothing lewd is shown. Viewers might want to check out other movies in release instead or wait for the DVD.