I'm working on a longish 2010 post, but I can't wait on this one film.
I know. You saw the trailer and promptly skipped seeing it while it was in theatres. You made a mistake. I made that same mistake.
The Tourist might be my favorite film from 2010.
That's not true. It doesn't de-throne True Grit. Right now, though, I'm giddy from having watched The Tourist.
I'm not sure that I've felt this good about a straight-up Hollywood film since the first time I watched Mask of Zorro twelve or thirteen years ago.
I don't want to spoil any of the joys of this film. This is a vehicle for Movie Stars. The writing is smart. The costume design and art direction are fantastic. The thrills feel real instead of pre-fabricated.
And (minor spoiler), when Depp lights a cigarette, I almost cheered aloud. Wow.
The Tourist is a GREAT film. I dare you to not like it. You can't do it.