as Marc Schrader
as Hauptkommissar Minks
as Maya Kroner
as Frank Schoubya
as Kommissarin Roth
Critic Reviews for Tattoo
Stylish and engaging despite its over-reliance on the conventions of the thriller genre.
The premise of this film might be halfway original, but the execution is wholly derivative.
An engrossing and original police procedural of bleak, steel-gray images and high style.
For all its oversights, absurdities and unconnected dots, Tattoo succeeds in getting under your skin.
Audience Reviews for Tattoo
Bizarre. A tattooed skin trade, with a hellish mystery. Really interesting movie with a very gripping, dark, bleak story. It's definitely well done though. Wonderful acting, and the storyline is just overall quite intense. I found this film to be filmed nicely and it kept me entertained and kind of thrilled all the way through. Just really entreating to watch. It's dreary and cold, as well. It is rather, a weird film, with some flaws, but nonetheless it was pretty good. The ending might be a complete mindf*ck.
Surprisingly generic - if it wasn't for the fact that it's in German I would have confused this for your typical Hollywood thriller. The direction by Schwentke (whose last name is spelled almost like mine, by the way) is admittedly stylish and does manage to pull off some great shock effects (such as the great the opening sequence) but the narrative is so derivative and the twists are so obvious that I thought there had to be something more to all of it... but alas there wasn't. Entertaining but sadly conventional.
Really good film, be warned it is sub-titles but the story is great.
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