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A woman is held captive by a scientist in a futuristic smart house, and hopes to escape by reasoning with the Artificial Intelligence that controls the house.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Maika Monroe ... Julia
Ed Skrein ... Alex
Gary Oldman ... Tau (voice)
Fiston Barek Fiston Barek ... Subject 2
Ivana Zivkovic Ivana Zivkovic ... Subject 1
Sharon D. Clarke Sharon D. Clarke ... Queenpin
Ian Virgo ... Party Boy
Paul Leonard Murray Paul Leonard Murray ... Executive
Dragoljub Ljubicic Dragoljub Ljubicic ... Executive
Irene Chiengue Chiendjo Irene Chiengue Chiendjo ... Executive
Greg De Cuir Greg De Cuir ... Delivery Man
Danijel Korsa Danijel Korsa ... Delivery Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camryn Howard ... Jerry Fin
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Storyline

Once a street-smart drifter, Julia (Maika Monroe) is the latest person held captive, a body and a mind to be exploited in a fatal experiment. The only thing standing in the way of her freedom is TAU, the advanced artificial intelligence developed in secret by Alex (Ed Skrein), her masochistic and enigmatic captor. TAU is armed with a battalion of drones and robots that automate Alex's futuristic smart house and laboratory, the walls lined with screens that visually transport it from grassy plains to the depths of space. TAU's potential is only limited by his understanding of the world he exists in, but TAU is ready for more. Julia, showing resourcefulness and courage, must race against time to bridge the boundaries between man and machine, connect to TAU and win her freedom before she suffers the same fate as the six other subjects who came before her. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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Taglines:

No Bars. No Guards. No Escape.

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ΤΑΥ See more »

Filming Locations:

PFI Studios, Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

TAU - While it possibly refers to "Tau" of the Greek Alphabet, it is possible to just be an acronym of Alex's full name. Thomas Alexander Upton, as shown on the framed magazine covers. See more »

Goofs

When Tau enters zen mode and says "please enjoy 'Nocturne in E Minor, Opus 55,' by Frederick Chopin," what actually plays is "Nocturne in E Minor, Opus 72, No. 1" by Chopin, as credited. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Queenpin: [counting out money] Ooh, Julia, you been hurting tonight. Keep telling you, do better with a partner.
Julia: Where's the rest?
Queenpin: You want to make more? Steal better shit.
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Connections

References Demon Seed (1977) See more »

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I only review when needed.
30 June 2018 | by erik_rosen_szirakiSee all my reviews

So, TAU popped up as the new netflix movie this month! I read the short plotline and was intrigued. But just to be sure I came in here to take a peek at other reviews. On the front page was a review that gave the movie 2/10, clearly someone not happy with TAU. So I forgot about the movie for about two hours, «dont need a bad booooooring movie in my life right now»

But TAU wouldn't let go. So I came back in here to see if anyone actually liked the movie, loandbehold someone did!

Just finished 10 minutes ago, and for me this is a true sci-fi GEM. Maybe my interest in AI colors my liking of the movie, but I really enjoyed it! Okay, the first 30 minutes or so feels like SAW and maybe CUBE, but then the magic begins.

So, if you are like me coming in here to check reviews before deciding to click PLAY, just ffs ducking do it.


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