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Tape Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Fascinating and engrossing character study with strong performances from the cast...
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Tape is a perfect example of how digital filmmaking can deliver great cinematic values.
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
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."
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
April 23, 2005
Linklater is testing the boundaries of what can be done with digital video, thematically as well as visually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Spence D.
IGN Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Brody
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Unlike some other filmed plays, this one contains dialogue that sounds realistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 24, 2003
The actors show great chemistry, reveling in the dialogue as they inspire each other to greater heights.
Full Review| Original Score: A
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
April 4, 2003
A film, which, for all its energy, never quite sparks into life.
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
As the film progresses and voices are raised the audience is dealt a very interesting and compelling film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Intensely claustrophobic, impeccably directed drama, featuring excellent performances by all three leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
The question that comes to the viewer's mind is: Who cares?
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 21, 2002
The actors do justice to this potent and insightful script, filling the screen with explosive energy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 16, 2002
It makes up for its low cost and minimal set (a single hotel room) with searing emotional intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 24, 2002
The screenplay features nothing but talk, but this is one of the most tightly wound films of the year.
| Original Score: 4/4
Paul Arendt
July 15, 2002
'It turns out that Ethan Hawke can act after all. Who knew?'

July 14, 2002
Linklater makes the most of DV's mobility - and a trio of performers on scintillating form - to create a hugely enjoyable comedy of manners.
Laura Bushell
July 9, 2002
Engrossing and dynamic viewing thanks to convincing dialogue and lively acting, most notably from Hawke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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