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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
March 17, 2011
When I saw the words "Tin Ear Production Company" in the end credits, I wasn't sure if it was a joke or a piece of authorial honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 16, 2011
Woody Allen's latest comedy-drama features superb performances from a traditionally impressive cast but is let down by a disappointing script that seems to actively avoid dramatic impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
March 16, 2011
There's plenty of ambiguous intellectual heft lurking behind the curtain of mediocrity - so it's a pity it feels like it was dashed off in a few hours one afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 16, 2011
Though Allen has never been exactly feelgood, his previously endearing pessimism has given way to a mean-spiritedness that here borders on misanthropy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2011
Allen avoids giving any possible answers or resolutions - apart from 'getting in touch with your spiritual side'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
March 14, 2011
Still no signs of the master re-living past glories, but more than worthwhile for Allen diehards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
March 13, 2011
You will dislike this rubbish movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Samuels
Total Film
March 7, 2011
Overall it's a cold and inconsequential piece that won't be remembered with affection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 24, 2011
A string of A-list British acting talent adds a zing of interest to this somewhat uneven Woody Allen relationship farce. Yet despite its failings, the film is enjoyably watchable and packed with knowing observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 22, 2011
Allen has here an interesting idea-that placebos may 'work better' than medicine-to noodle over and ultimately reject; it's just a shame he doesn't entertain us more in the process. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 20, 2011
Although Allen's field of poorly adjusted people may be interesting to watch run around for a while, they shed little new light on an already well-expressed cynical point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble: You just see actors going through familiar paces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2010
Woody Allen cranks out another formulaic interweave of romantic crushes, with old jazz on the soundtrack to supply some artificial gaiety.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 10, 2010
If ever there were an example of an artist with nothing left to say, Woody Allen is its living definition.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 9, 2010
Some moderately interesting characters occasionally do some mildly amusing things, but in the end no one is satisfied, least of all the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
November 1, 2010
While Tall Dark can be a tad stilted, taking place as it does in Allen's fictionalized universe, most of it functions so smoothly it makes you forget about all the strings being pulled
Full Review | Original Score: 6.6/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 29, 2010
What passes for Allen's idea of an innovative sex gag? Anthony Hopkins' doddering character Alfie counting down the minutes until the Viagra tablet takes effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 29, 2010
I'm starting to think Allen makes movies like he files his tax returns. Some years business is fantastic, other years it's struggling. But he still files one every year. This year, business was so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 27, 2010
The slight pic benefits greatly from the talented ensemble cast that makes more of the tiresome dialogue than can be expected.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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