Tamara 2006

Tamara

Critics Consensus

Resolutely misguided without ever really crossing into "so bad it's good" territory, Tamara lacks even the cheap thrills promised by its premise.

32%

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38%

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Tamara (Jenna Dewan) is a high-school student who dabbles in witchcraft. As an outcast, she frequently bears the brunt of her classmates' cruelty. One day, they go too far, and she is killed during a prank gone wrong. Tamara returns from the grave as a sexy siren to exact revenge.

Cast & Crew

Jenna Dewan
Tamara Riley
Katie Stuart
Chloe
Marc Devigne
Roger
Michael Almog
Executive Producer
Jack Fisher
Executive Producer
Joe Fisher
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Reynaldo Nacionales
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Critic Reviews for Tamara

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (19)

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    February 18, 2006 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
    Dallas Morning News
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  • There are few words to describe the awfulness of this movie, but let's give it the old college try: dismal, depressing, embarrassing and utterly lacking in any artistic or social worth.

    February 17, 2006 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film has its dubious pleasures.

    February 13, 2006
  • This indie death-feast, directed by Jeremy Haft and penned by Jeffrey Reddick (co-writer of Final Destination), was initially slated to debut on video. Watching it, you'll wonder why the distributor changed its plans.

    February 3, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
  • After a sly middle, the third act is just slasher-flick clichs; worse, it largely keeps Tamara offscreen. Villainy shouldn't be outsourced.

    February 3, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • A mediocre little thriller that might have promised cheap fun on Blockbuster's direct-to-DVD shelf is instead destined to die a quick death on the big screen.

    February 3, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tamara

  • Jun 19, 2011
    Not as good as the "Final Destination" films, but It's still a good horror flick with very disturbing\bloody moments.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2010
    A good teen slasher horror film with plenty of gore and chills, and a solid performance by Jenna Dewan as a misfit high school student named Tamara Dewan who is longing for the forbidden love from a married teacher, through witchcraft she tries to put a love spell on him, but before she can carry that out, a terrible prank goes tragically wrong, and she killed by the group of fellow students who dislike her. They secretly bury her body in the deep woods, thinking that they have gotten away with it, scot-free, but Tamara comes back from the grave with deadly supernatural powers bent on revenge and death to all of her tormenters. She appears the next day at school to the horror of her murderers, no longer the homely girl they knew, she has transformed into a mini-skirt wearing, smoking hot, super sexy vixen. In one of the funniest payback scenes, Tamara gets even with two date-raping jocks by making them have sex with each other. She also gets back at her beer drinking low-life father who lusts for her, by making him eat beer bottles, swallowing the broken glass until he bleeds to death. A entertaining entry in the genre that is a cut above the usual low-rent horror trash, a well-crafted guilty pleasure. Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2010
    kinda stupid waste of time really but i really liked tamara
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2010
    Highly flawed and yet somehow it manages to entertain. It's pretty much Carrie all over again, with a few tweaks here and there. Best of all is Jenna Dewan who does look incredible. I don't think she needed witchcraft to make people do what she wanted. There's also some scenes which aren't present in every slasher/horror. Most notably a rather gruesome self-mutilation. There are members of the cast you expect were cast for something other than their acting ability, but you'll also get some cheap thrills.
    Luke B Super Reviewer

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