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  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2018
  • Jeff Tomsic
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In this misfiring comedy, five pals go to extraordinary lengths to continue the playground game of the title more than 30 years after they left school. When the most invincible and elusive of their number (Jeremy Renner) announces wedding plans, the others hatch a succession of outlandish plots to finally triumph and make him "it". Although based on a true story with an underlying message about the value of friendship, director Jeff Tomsic ramps up the slapstick to irritating levels and at one point lapses into severely questionable taste likely to offend some viewers. While a similar premise worked well for a handful of sketches in the British TV show Big Train, it struggles to sustain interest over an entire feature. The constant adolescent mugging of Ed Helms and Jon Hamm grates throughout, although the film is partially salvaged by a deadpan Hannibal Buress and Isla Fisher as Helms's maniacal cheerleading wife.

Credits

Cast

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Hogan "Hoagie" MalloyEd Helms
Bob CallahanJon Hamm
Jerry PierceJeremy Renner
Randy "Chilli" CillianoJake Johnson
Rebecca CrosbyAnnabelle Wallis
Kevin SableHannibal Buress
Anna MalloyIsla Fisher
Cheryl DeakinsRashida Jones
Susan RollinsLeslie Bibb
Randy's fatherBrian Dennehy
Linda MalloyNora Dunn
Source WriterMark Steilen

Crew

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DirectorJeff Tomsic

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2018-06-29
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Swearing, drug abuse
Formats
Colour
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