The Tall T
The Tall T (1957)

Perhaps the grittiest and grimmest of the Randolph Scott-Budd Boetticher collaborations, The Tall T was adapted by Burt Kennedy from the Elmore Leonard short story The Captive. Scott plays a former ranch foreman who, along with newlyweds… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1957
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Conceals a complex world view beneath its desolate and blood-soaked landscapes.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Tall T has some of the best sequences in the "Ranown" series.

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Fernando F. Croce

Boetticher unfolds this hostage scenario on bare natural prosceniums, and with stark delicacy lets the characters' personal moral codes brush against and shade into each other

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A marvelous but bleak psychological Western.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Western gem full of trickster characters and an odd take on gender.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Awesome minimalist western. The dialog crackles. it should, it's taken directly from the Elmore Leonard short story it's` adapted from. If… More
Jared H
Although the main hero is kind of boring and, at times, annoying, the great performances by the villains make it much more tolerable, and often pretty fun.… More
Stella Dallas
excellent script based on an early elmore leonard short story, excellent direction by the ever economical budd boetticher, excellent performances by some iconic… More
Walter M.
"The Tall T" is an entertaining western that builds slowly in setting up a tense confrontation, replete with casual brutality, between three… More