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Taboo (2002)

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While staying at a secluded mansion, six young adults reveal their personal demons during an innocent game called Taboo. They reunite a year later, only to realize that one of them wants them dead for their moral transgressions.

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Max Makowski

Writer:

Chris Fisher
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Cast overview:
Nick Stahl ... Christian Turner
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Adam
January Jones ... Elizabeth
Lori Heuring ... Katie
Derek Hamilton ... Benjamin
Amber Benson ... Piper
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When Christian Turner gathers together his fiancée Elizabeth and their friends Adam, Benjamin, Piper and Katie to celebrate their high-school graduation, they play the cheeky card game 'taboo' which anonymously confides their secret vices to paper. The following year Christian inherits the grand estate and invites them back for New Year's Eve. This time the games are far more serious, but go way weirder then anyone planned, with several unexpected twists. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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Tabu See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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When Katie exits the closet in the game room, the bullet hole on her head is on the right side. In all other scenes it's on the left. See more »

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Piper: [reading from a dictionary] "Taboo: A prohibition against touching, saying, or doing something for fear of immediate harm from a supernatural force." That's creepy. And, and I, I don't, I don't really get it.
Elizabeth: Well, the thing about taboos is that society shuns them. But if you really think about it, I mean, there's something very tempting about it. And the game will test whether or not we succumb to the taboo, whatever it might be.
Christian Turner: Such as?
Elizabeth: Such as, would you cheat on your husband or...
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Good cast don't even redeem tedious 'Taboo'
31 August 2003 | by kibler@adelphia.netSee all my reviews

Taboo (2002) Nick Stahl, January Jones, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Lori Heuring, Derek Hamilton, Amber Benson, D: Max Makowski.

A game about desires and secrets brings out the worst in six young people holed up in a secluded mansion on New Year's Eve with one of them a rapist, a homosexual, an infidel, a prostitute, and a hypocrite, and soon their little game breaks out into murder.

Meant to be clever, but no one in their right mind could rightfully compare this to Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians. Underneath is an appalling thriller hampered by clichéd characters, dull story turns, and ultimately, a terrible script that runs short on interest. Filmed in Romania and taken place all in someone's house. Direct-to-video.

Running Time: 80 minutes and rated R for some language, sexual content, and violence.

RATING: * (out of ****)


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