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The Tall Man Reviews

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 31, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2012
Long on atmosphere and short on sense, "The Tall Man" becomes less gripping as it grows more ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 31, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 30, 2012
"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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 30, 2012
The movie itself draws on too long, and eventually goes past at least two potential endings and heads right into the ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 30, 2012
It's novel, thought-provoking, and defiant of genre expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
August 28, 2012
I like to imagine the pitch meeting for "The Tall Man" as something like this: "It will be like 'Twin Peaks,' only absolutely terrible on every level."
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
August 28, 2012
Once you get through the flaming, Bowser's Castle-like gauntlet of the rest of the story's implausibilities, you end up in a different movie than the one on the creepy poster.