Tape Synopsis
A drug dealer reunites with an old friend and confronts him about a girl each dated in high school.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Linklater has hardly been a slacker this year. I'll take the tricky confrontational babble of Tape over some of the gauzier soliloquies in...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A super-taut and superbly acted three-character piece.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Smart, unpredictable, and alive with the energies of actors who clearly are enjoying being stretched by their material.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The writing, acting and direction are so convincing that at some point I stopped thinking about the constraints and started thinking about...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An entertaining, post-modern mulling of the nature of truth, and whether truth is ever so fixed that it can be captured on tape.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Hawke is the movie's revelation.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Tape may not be a great movie, but it's a great demonstration of creativity within severe limitations.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Linklater keeps it lively with imaginative camerawork and razor-sharp editing.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
For all of Linklater's acrobatic camera moves, you never quite escape the feeling you're watching a barely adapted TV version of a somewhat...
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Despite its adrenalized actors, Tape is a tired return to the roots of the American indie movement's popular surge a dozen years ago. It...
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Rated R | For Drug Content and Language