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Tattoo Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 4, 2004
Stylish and engaging despite its over-reliance on the conventions of the thriller genre.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
August 15, 2003
The premise of this film might be halfway original, but the execution is wholly derivative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2003
An engrossing and original police procedural of bleak, steel-gray images and high style.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
July 9, 2003
A nasty, intelligent and complex thriller.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 8, 2003
For all its oversights, absurdities and unconnected dots, Tattoo succeeds in getting under your skin.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 8, 2003
A very stylish variation on The Silence of the Lambs and Seven.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 4, 2003
Schwentke's solid cast and a visual talent for nailing the unsavory, noir-soaked milieu compensate for some of the more gratuitous eccentricities.
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David Ng
Village Voice
July 2, 2003
This plodding serial-killer procedural grafts hand-me-down malevolence onto a standard rookie-veteran police yarn, the results of which yield nary a fright, let alone a goose pimple.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
June 12, 2003
While Tattoo borrows heavily from both Seven and The Silence of the Lambs, it manages to maintain both a level of sophisticated intrigue and human-scale characters that suck the audience in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
April 18, 2003
It's all gratuitous before long, as if Schwentke were fulfilling a gross-out quota for an anticipated audience demographic instead of shaping the material to fit the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4