YMMV / The Tourist

  • Adaptation Displacement: The film is, as mentioned under "foreign remake" below, a remake of Anthony Zimmer, though not many who have seen this film have heard of it.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Frank is a widower, tourist from Wisconsin who went on a trip in Europe to forget how his life sucks. Would Alexander play stupid when there's only the fourth wall watching? Besides, what is the proof that Frank is Alexander; that he knows the code for the safe? He could have found it somewhere, it might be a number series an economist like Alexander was fond of, and Frank managed to guess it. After all, he's a math teacher. Alexander is possibly the man with a cell phone they intercept at the end, watching his wife Elise fall in love with someone else.
  • Award Snub: Inverted. The movie wasn't expected to win prizes, but it received Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture (in the comedy category) and not a single Razzie nomination.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Alexander - even the police admire him in the end for his overall scheme, despite the many millions he cost the police to track him down.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Shaw, who in an anecdote related to Frank, mentions that he once killed every man his wife had ever slept with before she met him. Then, when he realized how many there were, he killed her too. He also thinks nothing of disposing of his own men ... in front of the help, no less.
  • Squick: Yeah, Elise is beautiful but do the cops have to be creepy about it? Especially considering that they are her coworkers.