Tattoo (1981)



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Bruce Dern stars in this disturbing shocker about a mentally unbalanced tattoo artist named Karl Kinski, who is hired to put a series of fake tattoos on fashion model Maddy (Maud Adams) as part of an advertising campaign. But Kinski becomes obsessed with Maddy and decides to kidnap her. Keeping her a captive, he uses her body as a living canvas for his tattoo designs. During its initial release, the film raised the ire of feminist groups because of the ad campaign that featured a naked woman … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Joyce Bu˝uel, Bob Brooks
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as Karl Kinsky

as Maddy

as Halsey

as Buddy

as Customer

as Cheryl

as Dudley

as Hawker

as Porno Girl

as Bing Make-Up

as Taxi Driver

as House Buyer

as Musician

as Boat Captain

as Japanese Tattoo Arti...

as Texan's Friend #1

as Texan's Friend #2

as Sanchez
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Critic Reviews for Tattoo

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Overheated psychological horror schlock.

January 12, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

An effectively creepy psychological thriller with Bruce Dern at his unhinged best.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

All involved in this project seem to be in need of some Freudian analysis.

Full Review… | December 26, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Tattoo

One of Dern's trademark unbalanced psyche roles.

Steve Strange

Super Reviewer

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