Tag

Based on a True Story. We’re Not Kidding.


Tag
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade ... risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming... and he’s ready.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Male conflict and bonding.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Ed Holms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
Director
Jeff Tomsic
ScreenplayRob McKittrick, Mark Steilen, from the newspaper article by Russell Adams
MusicGermaine Franco
CinematographyLarry Blanford
EditingJosh Crockett
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byBroken Road Productions, New Line Cinema

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction comedy
LanguageStrong impact, frequent use of crude language in conversation and not to demean. There are also fairly frequent sexual innuendos through verbal references to sexual activity present that would expose children to adult talk/experiences.
NudityLow impact, infrequent nudity is present in a non-sexual context. One isolated scene of a man's exposed buttocks.
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate impact, fairly frequent violence is present within the context of playing a game, with no blood-letting. The violence is stylised and no serious fighting intended to harm or injure.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe film is based on a true story and portrays a group of adult men who plays the game, TAG since their childhood. They plan to trap and tag their friend who is about to get married at his wedding. A series of chasing, ambushing, disguising and pranks follow until they manage to tag him when one of the friends is admitted to hospital and reveals that he has cancer. They admit that they continued with the game over the years because it has given them the excuse/opportunity to stay in contact and be involved in each other's lives into adulthood. However, they start the game from scratch in the hospital. Many other friend groups started to play the game after their story was told.

Themes are complex and mature, with a comedic tone and light-hearted. Themes include game play, pursuit, ambush, addiction, and obsession to win, childhood pranks carried into adulthood. The casual use of illegal substances and the extreme use of crude language are morally harmful to impressionable children under 16 who could emulate socially unacceptable behaviour.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Jon Frosch quote iconNot good, bad or funny: just ordinary.
10
Die Burger
Karla Janse van Vuuren quote iconNiks kan verspotte komedie 'Tag' red.
2
Cape Times
Ann Hornaday quote iconMovie's success lies in players.
10
24.com
Herman Eloff quote iconThis is a great flick to go watch with your friends if you just want to get away from all the bad stuff for a bit.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconNothing great, but fairly entertaining considering the premise.
12
Metacritic.com
34 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
136 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFor audiences seeking a dose of high-concept yet undemanding action comedy, Tag might be close enough to it.
11
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconThin friendship comedy has language, slapstick pratfalls.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
27 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
1497 users
13
IMDB
5652 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 52%

10

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