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Tape (2001)Tape (2001)

Tape (2001)

Big stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman go small in this intriguing drama

Drama

7.8

movie

United States of America

English

Character-driven, Dramatic, Intense

2001

Richard Linklater

Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

86 min

Synopsis

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Our Take

7.8
Staff

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman star in this brilliant small-scale drama by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before trilogy). Hawke plays Vince, a volatile drug dealer who rekindles with his high school friend, Jon (Robert Sean Leonard).

And that’s it: there are only three characters in this movie, and it’s all set within a Michigan motel room.

But boy is it tense in that room, and man is this film so brilliantly written and well-acted. Vince, Jon, and Amy (Thurman’s character) discuss an event 10 years prior involving rape.

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