Featured In Issue 233, November 2018

WSR Score3
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For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of "Tag" they've been playing since the first grade––risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: "You're It!" This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming...and he's ready. Based on a true story that shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. Based on the Wall Street Journal article entitled "It Takes Planning, Caution To Avoid Being It" by Russell Adams. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette "Meet The Real Tag Brothers" (HD 05:23), eight deleted scenes (HD 06:20), bloopers (HD 08:05), upfront previews, and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is a bright affair throughout with editing that rapidly switches frames back and forth. Imagery looks generally natural, though, definitely hyped along the way, The forest scene is the most natural with a rich canopy of greens and browns. The color palette is nicely saturated with rich and warm hues throughout. Colors are vibrant and the lighting design nicely accentuates hues. Fleshtones are perfectly natural. Resolution is good and enhances the realism of the exterior and interior setting. Especially closeups reveal fine detail. This is a contemporary look with a rich, vibrant color pallet that is impressive. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with generally good spatial integration. The music score is a combination of dynamic orchestration and rap music, both with excellent bass extension, at times in the sub-25 Hz range. There are plenty of stunts with good, accentuated Foley and sound effects such as wild out-of-control antics and mayhem. During such episodes, along with the music, surround energy is excited. But for the most part, dialogue is the center of attraction along with the presence of deep bass in the music track. Overall, the soundtrack is entertaining with excellent fidelity throughout, (Gary Reber)