Tape Reviews

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February 25, 2020
It's a wonderfully tense tale, played out with humor and sarcasm.
April 17, 2019
The humor gives Tape a quirky edge, but the film falls flat whenever the dialogue drifts to allow for a theatrical set piece or joke rather than to further investigate the central dilemma.
April 29, 2009
Fascinating and engrossing character study with strong performances from the cast...
October 18, 2008
Tape is a perfect example of how digital filmmaking can deliver great cinematic values.
May 20, 2008
Three actors yakking in a single drab interior, shot on HD video: It's unlikely this poverty-program recipe has, or ever will again, yield results quite as entertaining as "Tape."
December 30, 2006
June 24, 2006
This makes good on that old Dogme promise by discarding the crutches of conventional movie drama and concentrating on the raw essentials of character and story.
May 26, 2006
Though I admired the idea behind the film, the execution, and the performances, the material doesn't seem to add up to anything.
December 6, 2005
April 23, 2005
Linklater is testing the boundaries of what can be done with digital video, thematically as well as visually.
February 10, 2004
Tape brilliantly mixes sex, lies, and videotape-esque quirks with some supreme mental fornicative twists to produce an engaging chunk of film.
August 3, 2003
A testament to why blockbuster junkies like me should turn off the Dolby digital and turn on the IFC every now and then.
August 1, 2003
Unlike some other filmed plays, this one contains dialogue that sounds realistic.
April 24, 2003
The actors show great chemistry, reveling in the dialogue as they inspire each other to greater heights.
April 4, 2003
A film, which, for all its energy, never quite sparks into life.
December 8, 2002
As the film progresses and voices are raised the audience is dealt a very interesting and compelling film.
October 30, 2002
Intensely claustrophobic, impeccably directed drama, featuring excellent performances by all three leads.
October 21, 2002
The question that comes to the viewer's mind is: Who cares?
September 21, 2002
The actors do justice to this potent and insightful script, filling the screen with explosive energy.
September 16, 2002
It makes up for its low cost and minimal set (a single hotel room) with searing emotional intensity.
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