Spoiler-Free Review of “The Tourist” on HBO Max: Memento style action-thriller has its moments

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“It’s what you do now that counts…”

The Tourist released on HBO Max on March 3rd 2022 with all six episodes available to stream now. The action-thriller show stars Jamie Dornan, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Danielle Macdonald and Damon Herriman. Each episode runs for approximately 56-58 minutes.

A man wakes up in the Australian Outback with amnesia as he quickly realizes that someone is trying to kill him.

Here is the trailer:

The Tourist has lots of intense moments and twists to keep you entertained, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Decent action scenes…

Each episode does just enough to lure you in for more. There are some really great fight scenes, explosions, and more to satisfy action fans. Jamie Dornan plays his character well and shows us plenty of layers. Fans of Reacher and Memento will most likely enjoy this one.

Twists to keep you coming back for more.

I really enjoyed the twists in this one. The end of the first episode pulled me in for more and I had to know what was going to happen next. The show does a good job of revealing bits and pieces along the way. We don’t know who to trust and we’re just as clueless as our main character in a lot of ways.

The Cons:

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Slow moving at times…

The episodes are on the long side and there is a lot of unnecessary fluff that gets in the way. At times this show really dragged for me, but each episode managed to redeem itself with something intense to bring you back in. I just wanted a faster pace overall.

The ending was not really what I expected either but I’m sure there will be mixed feelings on it.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

The Tourist has a cool premise with lots of action and twists to keep you coming back for more. There were some pacing issues but I think there is plenty to enjoy with this one, especially if you like action-thrillers.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Tourist in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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