Two huge stars, a director with a reputation, shot in Venice, but NOTHING WORKS! The whole movie feels awkward and there is no charm in it. Mainly because the lack of chemistry between Jolie and Depp. And then, the "twist" in the end isn't as clever as it thinks.
Stunningly awful and misguided messes like these do not come around so often so they can almost sustain a bizarre fascination (why are the performances so mannered and stilted? is it possible for a couple to have less chemistry on screen? how is it possible for a director to go from The Lives of Others to this?).
The story is rife with banality and predictability while trying to pass itself off as Charade. Johnny Depp continues his trek of contrived weirdness and goofiness while the movie forces Angelina Jolie's deflating hotness and menacing thinness. I'm not sure which was more disappointing -- the movie itself or the fact that I pissed away more than an hour and a half of my life watching it...
no chemistry between the two main characters nor any charm in jolie and depp's performance. not a very appealing ambience or feel of the film. pretty costumes and scenography though, but nothing more..
Plan to give it 1 star but the scenery was just great another 1 for that then. OMG totally stupid compared to its original film Anthony Zimmer. There's no chemistry between the two leads. The story completely the same, as usual they add unimportant details which made the film losing its points. I mean come on do you have to dressed like that to ride a train (even an expensive one)?!
The reason why I don't believe in the concept of a guilty pleasure. Watching this was more about that cold day watching easy watching movies in between blankets and just relaxing. The mood you see a film in can really influence what you feel about it and I dont' feel guilty at all.