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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
I'm fighting the urge to just cut-and-paste from my older reviews of Allen's late-career output, as that seems to be how he writes his screenplays these days.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 28, 2013
Woody at his weakest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2013
It's one of Allen's lesser films yet, as is so often the case with his B-material, it still features terrific performances...and a cluster of truth-nailing scenes that are better than what you typically find in major releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
January 15, 2013
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is the amnesiac relative of Allen's body of work. It's wearing the fleshy mask of all that you love; but conducts itself with an abrasive and frightened detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
January 13, 2013
Allen's mixed experiences with London stand in sharp contrast with his love affair with the French capital (the setting for last year's return to form, Midnight in Paris).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
January 12, 2013
Like a second hand clothes shop, it is comfortable rather than exciting, predictable rather than refreshing, even though it boasts a great cast who believe in their master, Woody Allen
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 12, 2013
It may not be Allen's best work, but this flutter and change of hearts is easy to watch and enjoy as wishes and dreams play their tug of war
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
The cast is the main draw here, but it's also the movie's biggest problem. Hopkins and Jones are excellent, and a greater focus on that couple might well have resulted in a much better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
How many times do you want to watch the same Woody Allen movie? What's your tolerance threshold for repeat visits back to his couch?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
March 23, 2011
Maybe the next one will be a return to form for the living legend, and hey, at the rate Allen is churning them out, one of them has to be good, right?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Guardian
March 22, 2011
Elaborately plotted, perfunctorily directed, unevenly acted and short on verbal wit.
March 21, 2011
Another wretched Woody Allen release gives yet another round of Hollywood actors the chance to tick him off their legends-to-work-with lists without giving us much to enjoy in the process...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
March 18, 2011
Allen has said he makes films as they offer him a distraction, and he has created just that: An enjoyable but instantly forgettable distraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 18, 2011
This is no Manhattan or Annie Hall, and while it's true Woody Allen isn't as good as he used to be, neither is anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
March 18, 2011
The distinguished actors are as strong as you would expect, the narrative structure is well-crafted, and there's something curiously bracing about Allen's misanthropy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
March 18, 2011
A narrator alerts us at the outset that this tale is (to quote Macbeth) "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing". I suppose we should be thankful for the warning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
March 17, 2011
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is a typically wry, rueful ensemble piece in which love makes fools of everyone.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 17, 2011
It's interesting and worthwhile, with creative vitamins that are absent in so much of what fills the cinemas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James King
Little White Lies
March 17, 2011
Frothy but uninvolving. Again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
March 17, 2011
It's hard to escape the feeling that Allen has told this story so many times before - and so much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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