Campy, emotionless, awkwardly-delivered acting performances underscore the terrible writing of this feature. It is unfortunate that the author, director, sound editor, and cinematographer received the amount of attention they did whilst delivering such drivel on screen.
Thought provoking mind benders are fun and exciting, and while promising something resembling this, "The Tangle" falls short in nearly every respect. It romanticizes returning to old-timey themes, décor, or costumes, but gives the audience recycled backrooms and overly pushed dialogue of afterthoughts. There is no justification as to why this piece of art won it's rewards, and I am tempted personally to dig into their meaning. It would be interesting reading to see if ANY of the awards listed have real validity in the film industry.
"The Tangle" interprets the real life startup company Neuralink and every other brain-machine interface corporation to be the centerpiece of the movie. This makes sense, and rings true with other recently (well made) films, yet leaves you: rubbing your temples, sighing loudly, rolling your eyes, and face palming dozens of times too many. If you want a thought provoking mind bender, try "Tenet," "Oblivion," or "Arrival." Don't waste your money on "The Tangle," catch it on Netflix if you want a great representation of a final college project, (sub thesis... or at least I certainly pray this was not for a "Master's Degree" in anything).