Tattoo (2002)

A dark and gruesome thriller reminiscent of David Fincher's Seven, this freshman effort from German director Robert Schwentke finds an unmotivated young detective roped into helping a seasoned veteran solve a case in which people are… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Stylish and engaging despite its over-reliance on the conventions of the thriller genre.

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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

A nasty, intelligent and complex thriller.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's all as pointless as body modification.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

The premise of this film might be halfway original, but the execution is wholly derivative.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

For all its oversights, absurdities and unconnected dots, Tattoo succeeds in getting under your skin.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Dark and interesting, the film looks very good and has an intriguing enough plot that we stay connected to it.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An engrossing and original police procedural of bleak, steel-gray images and high style.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A very stylish variation on The Silence of the Lambs and Seven.

Jamie Russell

Without the benefit of an equally manipulative script, Schwentke's attempts to appal us eventually just bore.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Really good film, be warned it is sub-titles but the story is great.
Jens S.
German thriller about a serial killer collecting the skins of his tattooed victims. Pretty bloody and gloomy and trying a little too hard to be the german… More