• Tape (2001)

Tape

Release Date: November 2nd, 2001

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2002

R |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we watch as layers of denial are slowly peeled away. Suspense builds as each character is provoked into revealing his or her true nature and motivation. Mesmerized, we are drawn into their lives as they choose which cards to play and which cards to hold.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Tape Productions Inc., InDiGent Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Friendship, 2000s, Growing up, Suspenseful, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The writing, acting and direction are so convincing that at some point I stopped thinking about the constraints and started thinking about the movie's freedoms. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A super-taut and superbly acted three-character piece. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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