Mitsuko (Reina Triendl) is on a school bus with her friends when an invisible force rips off the top of the bus, severing all but Mitsuko in half. Running away in terror, she suddenly finds herself dressed in a different school uniform and with an unfamiliar group of friends. From there, things become increasingly weird.
Directed by the prolific Sion Sono, Tag is a riotous, baffling mess that succeeds at being entertaining by continually leaning into its own madness. Its opening sequence wastes no time in deploying schlocky gore, with bodies flying and cheesy CGI blood splattering the roadside. It might be cheap, but the sheer cartoonish audacity of the sequence is almost worth the price of admission alone.
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