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The Tourist | 2010 | PG-13 | - 3.5.5

An unsuspecting passenger (Johnny Depp) on a train to Venice is swept into a case of international intrigue when an attractive woman (Angelina Jolie) invites him to join her. He soon realizes that he is assumed to be a man wanted by Scotland Yard, as well a mob boss for stealing a large amount of money. Also with Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff and Rufus Sewell. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man imagines entering a room where a woman is wearing a negligee (there's no visible nudity), he touches her hair and they kiss passionately. A man and a woman kiss in a few scenes. A woman goes to a bedroom and begins to undress (we see part of her thigh and bare side as she unzips her dress) and a man in the next room turns the doorknob to enter but then stops.
 A woman invites a man she has just met to her hotel room and introduces him as her husband. A woman tells a man to invite her to dinner, he does and we see them dining together. A woman tells a man that she loves him, and that she loves another man also. We hear that a man killed all of his wife's previous lovers and that he killed her too when he realized how many there were.
 A woman walks through a train and looks at men while trying to choose one next to whom she will sit; the men return her glances, and she lingers on one man who looks at her with interest until another woman sits down with him (presumably his significant other). Men and women dance together at a ball.
 The camera focuses on a woman's clothed buttocks as she walks and men watch her on a surveillance camera and remark about her appearance. A woman wears low-cut and form-fitting tops and dresses that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and bare back in several scenes. Many women wear low-cut evening gowns that reveal cleavage, bare backs and shoulders in a formal ball scene. We see a couple of male statues that have bare chests, abdomens and legs.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man uses a measuring tape to kill a man: we see the man struggle and then fall limp to the floor with his face reddened.
 Four men are shot through a window (the glass shatters) and we see them lying dead on the floor (slightly bloody bullet holes are seen on their clothes).
 Two men enter a man's room, one shows him a gun he has in his belt, the man locks himself in the bathroom, climbs out onto a roof and runs while being shot at by the two men; he then jumps from a balcony into a canopy below and knocks another man into water (there are no visible injuries).
 A man with a knife jumps onto a speeding boat and threatens another man, another boat slams into the boat and the two men are thrown into the water; they struggle and one man kicks the other in the head and they separate (there are no visible injuries).
 A man is handcuffed to a boat railing, another boat passes by, the driver tosses him a rope and the boat is towed, while several men on the bank shoot at the people in the boats and the glass windshield on one of the boats shatters. A man clings to the side of a moving boat and the driver of the boat hits him several times with a life preserver until he falls off and into the water; another boat runs over him (no injuries are evident).
 A man yanks a woman's head back and moves a knife to her throat threatening to cut her throat. A man holds a woman by the hair, presses a knife to her cheek and drags the blade across her lip while threatening to "re-arrange her face." A man slaps a woman in the face and she falls to the floor. A man holds a gun to a woman's head. A man grabs a woman's arm and shoves her onto a sofa.
 A man punches another man in the stomach (we hear the man moan as he lurches forward). Several men point guns at a man and a woman. A man is shown handcuffed and on his knees surrounded by police officers while another man questions him. Two men grab another man off his bicycle and push him against a wall (there are no visible injuries). Two police officers grab a man and we see him handcuffed in the police station shortly thereafter. Men follow a woman walking through city streets and chase her into a crowded subway station where she gets away on a train. A man is taken into a jail cell where another man is pounding his head against the wall. We see a man handcuffed and with a hood over his head.
 A man talks about being willing to kill people that steal from him. A man says, "you can kill the girl, but not him" to three other men. We hear that a man killed all of his wife's previous lovers and that he killed her too when he realized how many there were. We hear that a man stole money from a gangster. We heart hat there is a bounty on a man's head. People talk about a man's wife having been killed in a car crash.
 An explosive blows a hole in a safe door.


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LANGUAGE 5 - About 1 F-word (2 exclamations that could have been F-words, but they were unclear), 2 scatological terms (1 in French and not translated), 1 anatomical term, 7 mild obscenities, there are several exclamations in Russian with no translations, exclamations (bloody), name-calling (nutcase, moron, idiot, disrespectful, scamp, crazy), 2 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman drink an aperitif and then wine with a meal, men and women are shown drinking wine with a meal in a couple of scenes, and men and women drink alcohol at a ball. Men smoke cigarettes in several scenes, and a man smokes an electronic cigarette in several scenes.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Trust, love, theft, obsession, tax evasion, death of a spouse or loved one, jealousy, regret, attempted murder, mistaken identity, gambling, Venice, Italy, treason, betrayal, casinos, fear, brothels, sting operations.

MESSAGE - Is stealing from a criminal really a crime? We all have a good and a bad side.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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