Opening

13% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
55% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
88% Bears Apr 18
57% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
48% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

44% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
71% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

—— Anger Management: Season 2
92% Community: Season 5
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1
100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 10
90% Parenthood: Season 5
100% Parks and Recreation: Season 6
100% Portlandia: Season 4
55% Reign: Season 1
0% Saint George: Season 1
100% Scandal: Season 3
73% Sirens: Season 1
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1
92% Vikings: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

The Tall Man (2011)

tomatometer

No Reviews Yet...

audience

72

want to see
User Ratings: 169

My Rating

Movie Info

This is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty-five minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. This is also the story of that policeman, the tall enigmatic Christopher Hurley who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. The Tall Man is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing - and a haunting moral puzzle that no viewer will forget.

Hopscotch Films

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (2) | DVD (1)

The Tall Man weaves a gripping tale that covers race, class, politics and even love with a filmmaking skill that belies its origins. It's one of the finest Australian films of the year.

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Onya Magazine

What happened in the 45 minutes from Doomadgee's arrest till his death should weigh heavily on Australian audiences.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Trespass
Trespass

The story that emerges is a tragedy with no end in sight, and which has its roots buried deep in the island's ugly past.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

A fascinating work which will provoke much debate for some considerable time to come.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Herald Sun (Australia)

It's clear and concise, the known facts and the deeply felt emotions all displayed. We see Palm Island through the eyes of the storytellers, but also get an insider's glimpse

November 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

It tells these complex series of events and the ramifications that follow it -- the inquest, the trials and so forth -- with such clarity that you really get totally involved in this very tragic story.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

Tony Krawitz is a fine filmmaker and he has dealt with this tragic story with skill, delicacy and artistry. It's an important story, an important book, an important film.

November 10, 2011 Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia)
At the Movies (Australia)

Doco raises troubling questions about Palm Island death-in-custody.

October 31, 2011 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

Audience Reviews for The Tall Man

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Tall Man on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Total Recall
Total Recall

Johnny Depp's Best Movies

24 Frames
24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

<em>Mad Men</em>
Mad Men

Read reviews for Season 7 premiere

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Discuss last night's episode

Foreign Titles

  • The Tall Man (2011) (DE)
  • The Tall Man (2011) (UK)
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile