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DVD Blu-ray Review: The Tourist

by Eric Melin on March 27, 2011

in Blu-ray/DVD Reviews,Reviews

Here’s my review of “The Tourist” from KTKA-49.

This week, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie come to DVD and Blu-ray in a combo pack full of extra features, including a director’s commentary, an outtake reel, and a bunch of behind-the-scenes featurettes that show what a wonderful time they had filming in beautiful Venice, Italy.

Unfortunately, the movie that’s included in this package is “The Tourist.” I’m afraid the stars’ vacation videos are probably more interesting than this poorly handled mistaken-identity caper, which isn’t funny enough to be a comedy or dramatic enough to be a thriller. It even has one of those impossible twist endings that you already ruled out at the beginning because you thought it was too dumb to be true.

It’s weird that such a talented cast, an Oscar-winning director, and two Oscar-winning screenwriters couldn’t breathe more life into “The Tourist,” which feels like a TV movie from 1988, complete with its cheesy film score.

The best thing I can say about the movie is that Jolie and Venice look ravishing on a 1080p HD TV.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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