You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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August 20, 2019
It doesn't add up to much, but there's some pleasure in watching the performances-a septet ensemble that ticks along to the music of misplaced romance.
November 17, 2018
Allen has forgotten how to write like people talk, and the muted yellows of upper-class London are as boring as the script, which contains a Viagra joke, in 2010.
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.
January 28, 2013
Woody at his weakest.
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.
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?
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?
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...
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.
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.
March 17, 2011
Frothy but uninvolving. Again.
March 17, 2011
It's hard to escape the feeling that Allen has told this story so many times before - and so much better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 13, 2011
You will dislike this rubbish movie.
March 7, 2011
Overall it's a cold and inconsequential piece that won't be remembered with affection.
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]
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