Tattoo

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Released 2002

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Movie Summary

Director:
Robert Schwentke
Released:
2002
Rating:
R
A brash rookie cop with a love for drugs and clubbing, Marc (August Diehl), and a cynical seen-it-all veteran detective, Minks (Christian Redl), match wits to hunt down a serial killer who is skinning his victims for their intricately-designed Japanese tattoos. The two cops descend into an underworld of tattoo fetishists and sex clubs looking for their perp. But Minks goes into panic mode when his daughter (Jasmin Schwiers) goes missing and is possibly involved with the investigation.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    A grim, disquieting mood piece.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    The film is an engrossing and original police procedural of bleak, steel-gray images and high style. But be warned: as part of its complex, ever-unfolding plot, it is punctuated wi...

  • 70

    Variety Derek Elley

    Slick, grisly and determinedly umbral, German cop thriller Tattoo is a largely effective "Se7en" wannabe that gradually develops its own character after an over-derivative start.

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