One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag -- risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as he knows they're coming to get him.
Director: Jeff Tomsic
Cast: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual content, drug use and brief nudity
Runtime: 1 hr. 40 min.
Tag is one of those goofy comedies that shouldn’t work because of the flimsy premise but it succeeds more often than not. Jeff Tomsic creates a fun little film that moves along at a steady pace with the “tag” sequences standing out for ingenuity. The film’s biggest asset is it’s collection of stars. They all share good comedic timing and chemistry together. The jokes go off in fairly rapid fire manner with the movie never lingering too much on anything to avoid stagnation. Its breezy style makes it easier to overlook some of the horrible things these friends do to each other. Still it makes for a funny movie that’s got a beating heart underneath it’s crude exterior. There are a few dead spots here and there but nothing damning even though they could have used female members of the cast a bit more. Same complaints aside, Tag is a surprisingly funny film that doesn’t disappoint.