Image Entertainment | Release Date: August 31, 2012
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Generally favorable reviews based on 54 Ratings
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Mad_Hatter91May 8, 2013
The Tall Man is a 2012 thriller film directed by Pascal Laugier. Cold Rock A children are disappearing and people are blaming a mysterious entity called The Tall Man The film has an excellent director and a photograph really well done. TheThe Tall Man is a 2012 thriller film directed by Pascal Laugier. Cold Rock A children are disappearing and people are blaming a mysterious entity called The Tall Man The film has an excellent director and a photograph really well done. The cast was very well chosen and the plot took a turn unexpected mid-film, which surprised me. A pretty good movie that manages to make you spend 1 hour and 40 minutes without boredom. Expand
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ILHMJan 31, 2013
Over the past decade, children have been disappearing in the downtrodden town of Cold Rock, but now, one mother is fighting back when her son becomes the next victim of the Tall Man. Pascal Laugier, writer and director of the controversialOver the past decade, children have been disappearing in the downtrodden town of Cold Rock, but now, one mother is fighting back when her son becomes the next victim of the Tall Man. Pascal Laugier, writer and director of the controversial shocker MARTYRS, returns with THE TALL MAN, a suspense thriller that marks a dramatic shift in style and tone from the director's previous film. THE TALL MAN echoes the writings of Stephen King in many ways, but mainly in its small town setting, the monster of legend that plagues the town, and in the narration that is provided by one of the town's young children. Jessica Biel stars as Julia Denning, a nurse whose selfless attempts cannot save the dying community from itself. Biel's performance carries the film, but despite her best efforts, her character simply isn't compelling enough to garner our sympathy or support. While the final reveal may seem like a cheat to the many viewers who set their sights on the supernatural, Laugier still surprises with an altruistic message of hope that few could have anticipated. THE TALL MAN will hold a certain appeal with fans of both Stephen King and M. Night Shyamalan. Expand
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NixySep 27, 2012
Different, engaging and thought provoking. Definitely not a horror film in the traditional sense, perhaps not even a horror film at all, but definitely worth a watch.

Casting was spot on. I thought the twist was both unexpected and
Different, engaging and thought provoking. Definitely not a horror film in the traditional sense, perhaps not even a horror film at all, but definitely worth a watch.

Casting was spot on.

I thought the twist was both unexpected and original. Extremely hard film to review without giving anything anyway but you find yourself perhaps identifying with different characters and different concepts in a way which may be surprising.
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MisterKSJun 12, 2014
This movie deserves more attention and higher ratings. It's so misunderstood by people. If you love crime or mystery thriller, you're gonna love this. It has so much twist along the way. Don't think it as a horror movie with blood splateringThis movie deserves more attention and higher ratings. It's so misunderstood by people. If you love crime or mystery thriller, you're gonna love this. It has so much twist along the way. Don't think it as a horror movie with blood splatering all over the place. Trust me, you'll enjoy it! Expand
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Patrick94Oct 21, 2013
52? Really, critics? 52? You sad little hipsters. A movie with the greatest plot twist in the history of movies (I'm being dead serious here, the plot twist is so unpredictable and disturbing that even after it happens you just won't be able52? Really, critics? 52? You sad little hipsters. A movie with the greatest plot twist in the history of movies (I'm being dead serious here, the plot twist is so unpredictable and disturbing that even after it happens you just won't be able to believe it) gets an average of 52 from the critics? What a bunch of idiots. This movie is the best thriller I have seen in a while, and simply put, takes conventional movie plots and twists and completely turns them onto their heads and spins them around like an upside-down circus tent. The atmosphere is brilliant, the plot is mind-blowing, and the acting is superb. You have to watch this movie, if you don't, well, you're missing out on something huge Expand
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vincentvergeerSep 19, 2012
First off: if I could rate this film 11 out of 10, I would. Sure, there were some plot holes and plausability issues, but the overall premise was rock solid and though provoking. It won't resonate with everyone, nor will everyone understandFirst off: if I could rate this film 11 out of 10, I would. Sure, there were some plot holes and plausability issues, but the overall premise was rock solid and though provoking. It won't resonate with everyone, nor will everyone understand or accept the underlying idea, but that doesn't deter from the fact that this will likely become a cult classic in years to come. It was on par with Dark Water in terms of overall mood, and goes way beyond the cheap scares and mindnumbing drivel finding its way to theaters these days. Expand
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