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Directed By
John Stockwell

Written By:
Michael Ross

Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Desmond Askew, Beau Garrett, Olivia Wilde, Max Brown, Raul Guterres, Andréa Leal

Turistas (2006)
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Movie Review by Zara
November 8th, 2008

Josh Duhamel. That name always cracks me up because it starts with "Duh." And he looks like your stereotypical Don Johnson type of leading man, the kind with the good hair and the good (but not TOO good) body who seems plausible enough to be within an average woman's dating realm. The acting caliber of this breed of actor doesn't need to be good so much as it has to come off macho, but not overbearingly so.

Let's face it, Josh Duhamel is the Wonder Bread of television and movies. There isn't anything all that bad about him and everyone likes a soft white p-b and j sandwich from time to time, but you just can't live on it.

And you can't base a movie around his appeal and then throw in a couple of generic babes (the sweet one, the slightly naughty one and the smart one who conveniently knows the native language of the country they're in) and a couple of wise-cracking, drink and sex hungry British or Irish men for the giggles. You can't also throw in a native who conveniently is "learning" English but seems to have a pretty damn good grip on it.

What you end up with when you mix all of that together is a movie which ranges from mediocre to poor. Luckily (if that can even be said) this is one of the mediocre cases. The best that this genre of movie can aspire to, held together by a semi-interesting bad guy who is yes, very much the bad guy, but at the same time in this film has been bestowed with a generous amount of sharp, if overbearing, intellect. He gets what he deserves in the end, just like all the bad guys do in these kinds of movies. And everyone walks away happy in just over an hour and a half.

Well, yeah. DUH.

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Nov 8, 2008 10:16 PM
heh/ yeah...that guy was a total soap actor. and this movie was LAME. imo

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