The Tall Man (2012)

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Movie Info

In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace - abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems skeptical...until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent's darkest nightmare in this twisting, shock-around-each-corner thriller from acclaimed director Pascal Laugier called The Tall Man. -- (C) Image

Rating: R (for violence and terror, and for language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Pascal Laugier
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2012
Runtime:
Image Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Julia Denning

as Sheriff Chestnut

as Mrs. Johnson

as Christine

as Lady/Mrs. Parker Lei...

as Douglas

as Steven

as Tall Man/Robert
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Critic Reviews for The Tall Man

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8)

If you're a parent who ever, for one cold-sweat second, lost sight of your child at a playground - "The Tall Man" will tap into your darkest fears. And then make them even darker.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Long on atmosphere and short on sense, "The Tall Man" becomes less gripping as it grows more ridiculous.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

"The Tall Man" spits out enough scares and twists to maintain our interest, but the film's psycho-sociological layer is almost as cheesy and unconvincing as its low-rent action scenes.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

"The Tall Man" opens like a ghost story and closes with its feet firmly in the real world. Until then, Pascal Laugier's chilly little thriller manhandles our sympathies and gladdens our eyes in almost equal measure.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie itself draws on too long, and eventually goes past at least two potential endings and heads right into the ridiculous.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's novel, thought-provoking, and defiant of genre expectations.

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Tall Man

Not a horror movie. Definitely an original. I think that it bothered me that they played it up so well the first half of the film as something really horrifying happening, then it turns out not to be the case. Points for originality, I guess...

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

"I thought it was going to be good little scary flick, it wasn't. BUT, it was a decent thriller. The film has you thinking one thing and then flips the script and goes another way. I won't lie, I was surprised by the twist. But after the twist was revealed everything from there on was easy enough to figure out. Still a movie worth seeing at least once. The acting wasn't too bad. I like Jessica Biel. I thought she did well with her part."

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½

A decaying mining town blames a plague of child abductions on a legendary figure called "the Tall Man." Starts out as a formula horror movie, but an unexpected revelation in the middle of the film changes things completely; the twist itself is interesting, but unfortunately neither of the two very different movies on either side of it are anything special.

366weirdmovies
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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