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Jeremy Renner

'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?

'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?

Subjects of a 2013 Wall Street Journal feature, the real-life friends who provoked the new comedy “Tag” are, let’s assume, decent guys, fun-loving and supportive and appreciative of having the time and money to keep the same elaborate prankster version of tag going for nearly 30 years.

But I kind of hate the movie’s mixture of bro comedy, sadistic practical jokes (don’t call it slapstick) and last-ditch pull for the heartstrings. If you like the trailer, please know the best bits are in it. If you’re not enticed by the trailer, it’s not like the movie’s better; there’s just 98 minutes more of it.

Without Hannibal Buress tipping around the edges, it’d be more grueling than...