The Tourist

Rated 3.0

This not-so-great movie is nevertheless pretty, good-looking entertainment with a generous assortment of small amusements trailing along in its wake. The film’s marquee performers—Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp—are of course the prime commodities in this enterprise. But that package deal includes a good deal more—a handsome quartet of moderately recognizable Brit actors, with a former James Bond (Timothy Dalton) among them, in supporting roles, and a trio of Oscar winners behind the camera—screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) and Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) and German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others). The story concocted by the latter three is a mildly rambunctious mash-up of mid-’50s Alfred Hitchcock, with touches of some more contemporary fandangos, including the Bourne films and, almost fatally, The Usual Supects. The amiable shambles of The Tourist’s storytelling has just enough in the way of suave frivolousness to keep it more or less afloat. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13