Brangeloonies hath failed at handing over their hard earned cash to the box office gods. ‘The Tourist’ came in second this weekend and is getting horrible reviews.
‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ brought in nearly $25 million while Angelina Jolie’s new film barely chugged in above ‘Tangled’ with $17 million. As far as reviews goes… currently the average rating from top critics is 4/10 and 96 of the 120 reviews are negative. Rotten Tomato users liked it better than the critics with readers (Maddox and the child army) giving it a 78% approval.
Rolling Stone: “In a year of craptaculars, The Tourist deserves burial at the bottom of the 2010 dung heap.”
New York Times – “When she [Angelina Jolie] first appears in a come-hither outfit and a small private smile, she looks ready for liftoff. She never ignites, and neither does the movie.”
Wall Street Journal – “This woefully botched mystery-adventure-thriller-caper-romance-comedy, or whatever it was meant to be, is no fun at all.”
New York Post – “Von Donnersmarck, who brilliantly depicted government surveillance in East Berlin before the fall of the wall in his earlier German film, astonishingly can’t even find a way to make Interpol’s spying interesting here.”
Entertainment Weekly – “You go into a movie like The Tourist hoping for a feast of personality from the stars. What you get, in this case, is a waxworks version of chemistry.”