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



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An unpopular high-school girl dies at the hands of her classmates when a cruel prank spins out of control, only to return from the land of the dead to seek revenge as a sexy seductress in this frightful feature from Final Destination screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick. Tamara was a quiet girl, and the cruelty of her classmates was relentless. As their disdain for their mousy classmate reaches a fever pitch, Tamara's sadistic classmates carry out a vicious practical joke that inadvertently results in the young outcast meeting her doom. Tamara isn't the kind to stay down forever though, and when the once-homely girl returns from beyond the grave with a killer new look and a body to die for, that's exactly what her tormentors are about to do.

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Critic Reviews for Tamara

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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.

    Feb 17, 2006 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • An entry into the cycle of avenging teen-girl pictures, in which the filmmakers try gamely to put a unique spin on familiar material, but eventually fall back on by-the-numbers tropes.

    Feb 16, 2006 | Full Review…

    Mark Olsen

    L.A. Weekly
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  • The film has its dubious pleasures.

    Feb 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.

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

    Feb 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.

    Feb 3, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Tamara


Nowhere near as b grade as I expected, actually pretty good. Tamara is a sweet but geeky high school student who is secretly in love with her teacher. A few of the popular kids find out and set out to publicly humiliate her by pretending to be the teacher and luring her to a hotel room. Maybe not wise considering she is studying witchcraft in her spare time. Things go bad and Tamara is accidentally killed. The kids decide to bury her for fear of what will happen to them if Tamara's death is discovered. Before too long, Tamara rises again due to a spell she cast previously, and though she's now beautiful and seductive, she's also risen evil, and she's got an axe to grind with all involved, whether they intended to hurt her or not...

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Hubble, Bubble throw a mix of Carrie, Craft, I know what you did last summer into a cauldron and you get this low budget slasher. Borrows ideas from several films and then does it in a similar way on a lower budget. Very predictable, but if you're a fan of slasher films it might just have enough going for it to make it worth a watch once.

Dean King
Dean King

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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 Baldock
Luke Baldock

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Has borrowed a lot from some other movies like Carrie & ... But it's entertaining

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