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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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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
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
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
March 21, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 27, 2010
At least on one viewing and with no distance -- it falls shy of being a great Woody Allen picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 21, 2010
At this point, it's all just variations on a theme, and Stranger is a minor but pleasant variation
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
October 20, 2010
Woody Allen Makes One of His "Couple" Films Particularly Enhanced by Hopkins' Realistic View or Mortality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 18, 2010
[W]raps up in one neat little package ideas about romantic fate, our yearning for something better than the pretty good thing we might already have, and an up-to-the-minute restlessness...
Susan Granger
October 16, 2010
Superficially supernatural, the wish-fulfillment comedy of manners and morals is not one of Woody Allen's best but an amusing diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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