The Tesseract (2004)

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From Oxide Pang, co-director of the international horror sensation The Eye, comes this stylish and high-tension adaptation of the book by The Beach author Alex Garland. As drug dealer Sean (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and documentary filmmaker Rosa (Saskia Reeves) sit anxiously in a rundown Bangkok hotel, a series of intricately woven flashbacks reveal dangerous ties to a rising but powerful mob boss, a fearsome female assassin, and an anguished psychiatrist.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Patrick Neater, Oxide Pang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 26, 2004
Runtime:
Sundance Channel Home Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for The Tesseract

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | May 28, 2008
Variety
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Never seems to get on a coherent meaningful track.

Full Review… | January 21, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

what could have been a deep and introspective movie becomes a follow-the-stolen-drugs-through-the-crowded-streets action flick

Full Review… | November 29, 2004
Filmcritic.com

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | August 7, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Tesseract

½

I can't remember much about this film except that I found it tedious and I didn't see it that long ago.

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½

Tesseract does look good -- it is stylish and colorful. The characters, however, have little depth and show no real growth. The actors, especially the Thai kid, do a good job with inadequate material. The storyline is trite and never surprises you; giving it a more exotic setting than usual just isn't enough. While it was mildly enjoyable, given some of the talent that was involved, it was disappointing.

I really couldn't sit through this. I watched it over the course of 6 days. I just couldn't get into it, but had to finish it.

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