Tag Movie Review

Tag Movie Review

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  • Release Date  : 06/07/2018
  • Genre              : Comedy
  • Cast                 : Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Ham, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress
  • Director          : Jeff Tomsic
  • Duration         : 1 hr 43 mins
  • Language        : English

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag. After a decade of directing sitcoms, sketch comedy, and stand-up specials, first-time narrative feature director Tomsic appreciates tag the game is rollicking, laughing, running idiocy. The Tag is a sometimes-crude comedy based on a true story about lifelong friends who’ve been playing a decades-long game of tag. The concept for this comedy sounds like fun. The movie presents a game that’s so regulated and so taken for granted that the actual action comes in short, slapstick bursts. 

The movie is about a game of, yes, tag that’s been going on for decades. Five childhood friends Callahan (Jon Hamm), Jerry (Jeremy Renner), Hoagie (Ed Helms), Randy (Jake Johnson), and Sable (Hannibal Burress), now grown, declare each May a free-for-all tag fest. But Jerry has never been caught. So the other four, with help from one of their wives (Isla Fisher), scheme to finally tag him at his wedding (to a newcomer played by Leslie Bibb). A reporter named Rebecca (Annabelle Wallis) tags along.

Renner’s character is superhuman, without a moment of stress or fear; the others generally blend together.  Tag, a hilariously silly comedy based on an absurd true story. Much of its success depends on Tag, unlike so many recent comedies not having a mean-spirited word in its entire script. So Tag the movie is a kinetic delight, with every game an overblown action sequence. Just don’t miss it.