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Tau (2018)

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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 ... 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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Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тау 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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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Slender Man (2018) See more »

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Tau does not compute
29 June 2018 | by ryansalamenceSee all my reviews

Psychological thrillers centered around artificial intelligence are some of my favorite movies, the genre has so much potential to explore artificial minds, as well as terrify with their capabilities. In order to do so, they require very fleshed out and smart writing, when comparing the writing of this film, especially the writing of the A.I. to that of films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Her, and Ex machina, the writing falls very short. It has a very difficult time fleshing out the protagonists relationship with the A.I., leading to many scenes that feel undeserved and forced. They wanted emotional scenes, but they didn't earn them. This on top of very mediocre performances, and character decisions that don't seem near as reasonable as some other choices they could have made. There were also a few things that weren't logical from any standpoint, but I'm willing to suspend that disbelief. I very much enjoyed the set itself, it did a good job selling itself as a futuristic film, and also made for some very pretty cinematography, using different colored lights and displays to illuminate some shots and scenes. Altogether, I liked the concept, disliked the execution.


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