Director Richard Linklater (Slacker
, Waking Life
) has done the impossible: he?s gotten good performances out of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. On top of that, he did it in a film that?s intense and gripping in spite of being filmed entirely in a single motel room. And he did it all on ugly digital video, and edited the whole thing on a Macintosh. Tape
tells the story of an uncomfortable reunion between three high school chums, if "chums" means "people who hate each other?s guts." And I think we all know that it does. Rated ?R? for language, drug content, and the fact that this is an intelligent, adult film with no wizards, elves or Clooneys in it.