Movie Review: ‘Tag’

June 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Movies, Reviews | 1 Comment

While the trailer for Tag looked pretty good, this one turned out to be a mediocre comedy. It could definitely have been done better. There’s some laughs, but there are a lot of moments that just don’t work. In the end, it’s a movie that really isn’t re-watchable and it’s not worth the price of admission.

The premise is a bunch of adults that have been playing the same game of tag for several decades. Every year during the month of May, they play the game. The last one it lives the rest of the year in shame. On top of all of that, one of them has never been tagged. But this year, they all try to change that. Jeremy Renner plays Jerry, the untaggable character. He’s getting married, so this is their last shot to get him before he quits the game. The rest of the group is formed by Ed Helms (Hoagie), Lil Rel Howery (Reggie), Jon Hamm (Bob), and Jake Johnson (Chilli). Isla Fisher (Anna) also plays a big part in the movie even though she’s not one of the guys so she can’t tag anyone or be tagged. All of the characters are over the top and ridiculous. Sometimes that can work, but it doesn’t quite work in this one. The biggest problem is that the game of tag is hindered by the fact that Jerry can never be tagged, and since everyone is trying to get him this time around, no one cares about tagging each other. This kills a lot of the fun and situations. I didn’t even realize that that was the key thing missing until the end of the movie when everyone actually plays, as it’s that much more fun when it happens.

So there’s ridiculous characters in ridiculous situations doing ridiculous things all centered around a wedding and a game of tag. There’s some laughs, but there’s a lot of it that goes by without a laugh. There’s a serious turn at a couple points, but it always goes back to being light hearted and funny afterwards. At the end, they even show some video of the real people whom the movie is based on.

It’s an okay movie, but you’re safe on waiting for this one to hit Netflix or prime time TV. It’s not that special. I give it a two out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. In hindsight, I think the biggest clue that it wouldn’t be any good is how generic that poster is, given the premise of the movie.

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