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    Unique ID Code: 0000040427
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 25/9/2002 00:09
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    Tape (UK)

    5 / 10
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    A super-taut and superbly acted thriller
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 86 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    After 10 years apart, three people come together at a motel to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Anxious, edgy and fuelled up on drugs and drink, Vince (Ethan Hawke), a volunteer firefighter and dealer from the West Coast paces around his motel room awaiting the arrival of his high school friend John (Robert Sean Leonard) and his ex-girlfriend Amy (Uma Thurman). John is now a movie maker whose film is showing at a local film festival.
    Amy is a district attorney who was Vince`s girlfriend before she was lured away by John. There is plenty to talk about... The nature of memory and truth, the binds between old friends and lovers are examined with jagged intensity. Amy arrives at the motel expecting only to see Vince but is stunned to be also facing John, and the past. Steeped in venom, deception and manipulation, Tape is a super-taut and superbly acted thriller written by Stephen Belber and directed by Richard Linklater.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Directed By:
    Richard Linklater

    Written By:

    Uma Thurman
    Ethan Hawke
    Robert Sean Leonard

    Director of Photography:
    Maryse Alberti

    Sandra Adair

    Costume Designer:
    Catherine Marie Thomas

    Production Designer:
    Stephen Beatrice

    Gary Winick
    David Richenthal
    Robert Cole
    Anne Walker-McBay
    Alexis Alexanian

    Executive Producer:
    John Sloss
    Jonathan Sehring
    Caroline Kaplan


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    4 / 10
    I like the idea of this film - sticking 3 actors in just the one room for the duration a film and have them chatting away. Unfortunately this really does not work as a film - it is just not engrossing enough. I don't think this is the fault of the actors particularly; it is more the fault of the poor script.

    While I am generally quite easily pleased when it comes to film, for the first time in a while I can actually say that this film bored me. Recommended only for those who are diehard fans of the actors involved or perhaps fans of the play.

    Oh, and having just the trailer on such a recent release it an absolute crime.
    posted by Rich Davies on 6/12/2002 23:41