You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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
Rather uninspired and insubstantial, but entirely watchable.
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 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.
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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
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
Allen has said he makes films as they offer him a distraction, and he has created just that: An enjoyable but instantly forgettable distraction.
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
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.
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.