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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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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
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
October 15, 2010
Even the plain black-and-white title sequences and old-timey musical score feel less like the affectations of a stubbornly independent artist than the rut of someone who can't find anything fresh to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 28, 2013
Woody at his weakest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 30, 2010
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is every frame a Woody Allen film, but it isn't very much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
September 21, 2010
At almost 75 years old, Woody Allen still believes we need "the eggs"-the buzz of relationship however crazy or forbidden. So we do, but what a pity that lately, from him, they come parboiled.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 9, 2010
Unpleasant people behave selfishly until it stops, rather than ends, in this latest trifle from Woody Allen, who once again manages to persuade A-list talent to help him make a C-list movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
October 14, 2010
Unpleasant people behave selfishly in this latest trifle from Woody Allen, who once again manages to persuade A-list talent to help him make a C-list movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
September 20, 2010
If this were my very first Allen film, my reaction would be, "That's it?"
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
September 13, 2010
The fact that moldy fatalism feels truer to Allen's worldview than, say, the faux-sensualism of Vicky Cristina Barcelona doesn't exactly ameliorate the sourness of this ensemble dramedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2010
The movie ends just when complications start to set in, which makes you wonder how invested Allen really is in the little melodramas within this comedy.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
October 6, 2010
Subpar, shoulder-shrugging effort from Woody Allen. He wastes an intriguing cast on this slight tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 8, 2010
To put it bluntly: Allen no longer seems to have any idea how real people behave or talk.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
March 13, 2011
You will dislike this rubbish movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 26, 2010
To cheer for these rubes would be to cheer for the fool who runs onto the field at a sporting event.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
October 18, 2010
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger gives another gaggle of actors the chance to boast they made a Woody Allen movie - just not a very good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 14, 2010
Isn't a comedy and barely registers as a drama. I'd call it a tragedy, but the only ones truly suffering will be the paying audience, forced to endure Allen's umpteenth variation on the false comfort provided by marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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