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Tau (film review)

Film: Tau
Year: 2018
Genre: Sci-fi, Thriller
Directed By: Federico D'Alessandro
Starring: Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, Gary Oldman
About: 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.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9nrBkQ2YBo

My Review:
Having heard a lot of things about Tau and having been drawn to it on Netflix I finally gave in and decided to give it a watch and see if it was as good or bad as people were telling me it was. Not knowing Gary Oldman was in this movie till afterwards was a great surprise for me as well as he is one of my favourite actors of all time.

Tau is about a man who abducts a girl called Julia to try and get information out of her by doing tests for him. However, as Julia starts talking to Tau the AI in the household she starts to teach him about the world as well as right and wrong, but will she be able to get out of the house before the owner decides to get rid of her?

I personally adored this film and think it is one of the best Netflix original movies I have seen to date! With great acting by both Maika and Ed I was unable to take my eyes off of the screen and Gary Oldman's voice making the AI Tau one that you were made to care about. With the horror like introduction however changing to a more sci-fi/thriller as the film went on this interested me and changed up the dynamic making this film come across different than other films of this kind. With showing Tau what he was doing wrong and how Alex was caging him up and never going to let him leave the house or know of anything of the outside world rather than serving him and fulfilling acts of violence on the subjects which were brought to the house the audience starts to feel sorry on Tau and wish he would be treated better. This film did make me jump at one point and almost cry with emotion near the end of the movie which was a great change of emotion and one that I am glad to have experienced. I honestly can't flaw this film I personally loved this and is a kind of movie which will always be the style I mostly love for movies.

I would very highly recommend this movie to those who like sci-fi films and want one with a bit of a difference. I would also suggest those who have an interest in Artificial Intelligence to watch this movie as it shows how they can have emotion and are able to learn. 

My Rating: 5/5 

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