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.

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.

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: 59% 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