If The Tourist had been half as bad-ass as the other Jolie actioner Salt, it would have been a much, much better movie.
I miss the Soviets. Remember when their villainy ruled every movie? They were cold, heartless villains who wanted to destroy our way of life because it was evil, or decadent, or whatever. They wanted to invade our country (Red Dawn) and even beat us at sports (Rocky IV), and in general were just the best movie villains since the Nazis. But then we started to realize they weren't so bad after all, just people like us trapped on the other side of a political divide. We worked with their cops (Red Heat), accepted their defectors (Moscow on the Hudson, The Hunt for Red October) and showed their sleeper agents how great America could be (Little Nikita). There's a little bit of Little Nikita in Salt, but thankfully, the sleeper agents in this movie are, by and large, totally evil douchebags. The Soviets are back, baby!