The Tall Guy
The Tall Guy (1990)

Sick of playing second banana to an obnoxious British comedian, a lonely, dissatisfied (and tall) American actor strikes out on his own. This farcical comedy follows the tall guy as he finds romance and a new career -- playing the title… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 21, 1990
DVD Release Date: March 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The fresh, alert performances add enormously to the polished sparkle of the script.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Why am I laughing more than I want to?

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

This is literally one of the greatest romances ever filmed. Jeff sets it up, Emma makes it brill. Now please destroy the damned American voice-over track.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Mel Smith's directorial debut is uninhibited by finesse, but it has its laughs.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie is right about a great many things, one of them being that there is a market for comedy among people who were not born yesterday.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Mel Smith's and Jeff Goldblum's finest hour

Caryn James
New York Times

It is hard to resist a story in which a man wearing an elephant head pedals his bicycle through London in mad pursuit of his true love.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's a triumph of tongue and cheekiness.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

The funniest bedroom scene in history (movie history, anyway!)

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
It has some genuinely funny moments but it feels a bit stale overall.
Sarah Burton
Awful, awful, awful.
xGary Xx
The gimmicky casting of Jeff Goldblum in an otherwise run-of-the-mill british sex comedy is the main reason that this is at all memorable. There are some… More
Sunil Jawahir
Pretty clever. Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson have great chemistry.
William Goss
Mild screwball rom-com is neither that romantic, nor that comedic.