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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Illustrates the problem of class mobility with a dark, troubling premise that holds a harsh light up to our own assumptions and expectations. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    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. show more

  • 20
    Boxoffice Magazine

    The more pressing affliction in Pascal Laugier's film is the absence of chills, logic and coherence. show more

  • 25
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in a few months it will also be paved with unwatched DVD copies of The Tall Man. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Ultimately his story draws more energy from class than from criminality: awash in sludgy browns and rotting greens - the colors of poverty and decomposition - this unpredictable oddity is a little bonkers but a lot original. show more

  • 40
    Los Angeles Times

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

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Once you get through the flaming, Bowser's Castle–like gauntlet of the rest of the story's implausibilities, you end up in a different movie than the one on the creepy poster. show more

  • 75
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    In easily her best performance - and sadly, one few will see, given the film's modest release strategy - Jessica Biel stars as a single mother in Cold Rock, Washington. show more

  • January 26, 2013 phpoling
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    This is really good movie that kept your attention from start to the end. I Found myself rooting for The Tall Man and Jessica Biel because they did this for the children who were being raised in poor or not good places so that they can have a better life in new places. You have to watch this to understand why they had done that.

  • December 23, 2012 crystalneff1
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    There\'s a part of the movie where you\'re just not sure who the villain is. In some movies that\'s cool and exciting, but the confusion just lasted too long in this one. This movie was made well and will keep your attention throughout, but since it addresses a moral issue, viewers\' opinions after watching it could differ wildly. I didn\'t like it because it mirrored a personal experience of mine. I\'ll give The Tall Man one extra star for making me think about it even after I\'ve turned off the television.

  • August 29, 2012 Chad
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  • July 12, 2012 yk00000000090842
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    SLENDERMAAAAN! its amazing how this all started as a creepypasta post.

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