You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Two couples find their lives turned upside down by their unfulfilled longings in this ensemble comedy from director Woody Allen. Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) have been married for years. They have a grown-up daughter… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's sporadically amusing, and typically well-cast, but You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger isn't one of Woody Allen's more inspired late-period efforts.

David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Classic Woody -- an ensemble cast of brilliant actors, a timeless story that could be set virtually anywhere and crisp writing and direction that neither lollygags or rushes.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

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.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble: You just see actors going through familiar paces.

Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Allen has been criticized for leaving some of the plot lines up in the air and several characters in the lurch. But he seems to be making a point: Neat Hollywood endings are as phony and dangerous as Cristal's ramblings.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Woody at his weakest.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Woody Allen cranks out another formulaic interweave of romantic crushes, with old jazz on the soundtrack to supply some artificial gaiety.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Woody Allen may still be funny, but he's sure not much fun anymore.

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Jim Schembri

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Allen could have come up with something a lot more interesting to say than that illusion is always better than reality; and so this is only a very soulless tale… More
Everett Johnson
Woody Allen movies are very hit and miss with me. I haven't really seen much of his older stuff, but I've seen a lot of his new stuff. "Match… More
jay nixon
Middling Woody, a cast of talented actors portray a bunch of not terribly interesting or for that matter likable people.
Chris Weber
Even with uninspired, half-assed, shrugged off work like this, there's still some redeeming elements. It's not terrible, but it is rahter blah. I did… More
Daniel Perry
I'm not sure why this film doesn't get better ratings, but my hunch is that it's because, compared to other Woody Allen… More
Jennifer Xu
Nothing draws in a horde of old people like a new Woody Allen movie. The audience is largely composed of the same people every time, people who have learned to… More