The Tall Man
The Tall Man (2012)

In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace - abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as "The Tall Man." Town nurse Julia Denning (Jessica Biel) seems… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 31, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

If you're a parent who ever, for one cold-sweat second, lost sight of your child at a playground - "The Tall Man" will tap into your darkest fears. And then make them even darker.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"The Tall Man" opens like a ghost story and closes with its feet firmly in the real world. Until then, Pascal Laugier's chilly little thriller manhandles our sympathies and gladdens our eyes in almost equal measure.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A colossal waste of time built around tricking us with illogical plot twists, and a convoluted hard to follow narrative.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Long on atmosphere and short on sense, "The Tall Man" becomes less gripping as it grows more ridiculous.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The movie itself draws on too long, and eventually goes past at least two potential endings and heads right into the ridiculous.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

There's plenty to like about it in hindsight once it's all laid out, but it isn't enough to lift this mystery-thriller out of the realm of the mundane.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"The Tall Man" spits out enough scares and twists to maintain our interest, but the film's psycho-sociological layer is almost as cheesy and unconvincing as its low-rent action scenes.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's novel, thought-provoking, and defiant of genre expectations.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The Tall Man comes as close as anything in recent years at matching the better monster-of-the-week episodes of The X-Files.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
One of those rare cinematic treats wherein the work is so bad one desires to reach out and flail the offenders as badly as one felt oneself assailed. I'm… More
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"I thought it was going to be good little scary flick, it wasn't. BUT, it was a decent thriller. The film has you thinking one thing and then flips… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An outrageous and painfully despicable piece of garbage that has no understanding of pacing and has one of the most morally disgusting pseudo-sociological… More
Greg S
A decaying mining town blames a plague of child abductions on a legendary figure called "the Tall Man." Starts out as a formula horror movie, but an… More
Cynthia S.
Not a horror movie. Definitely an original. I think that it bothered me that they played it up so well the first half of the film as something really horrifying… More
Manu Gino
Fear Takes a New Shape Average Movie! The First half of the movie is really enjoyable as it's a complete thriller about a town, a woman, missing children… More