REVIEW: Tag

In what sounds like the dumbest premise, a group of hilariously talented A-list actors, present Tag – a laugh-out-loud R-rated Comedy with a capital C.

Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, and Jeremy Renner star as the men who stay young, and in touch, by playing an annual game of tag. Based on a (sadly) true story, these grown men do to extreme lengths to continue a game of tag they’ve been playing since childhood as a means of keeping in contact and maintaining their youthful playfulness.

The pleasantly surprising humor comes not only from a well crafted script and memorable performances, but also from the creative cinematic elements. A film that could easily be put together as a simple slap-stick giggle-fest, overtakes the screen with clever cinematography, using interesting angles, and playing with slow-motion and fun camera techniques.

Prepare to leave the theater not only laughing your butt off, but also inspired to call up your friends for a child’s game of Tag.

Tag is rated R and hits theaters June 15th.

— Yael Tygiel

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