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  1. Ana Sousa's rating of the film The Tall Man

    What the hell happened here because it's been hours since I watched it and I still don't know. Help.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Tall Man

    Toujours aussi manipulateur dans le maniement d'une intrigue en strates, avec son efficace twist à mi-parcours, Pascal Laugier déçoit pourtant en permanence, par l'inconsistance de certains personnages (comme la jeune fille muette) une fragilité scénaristique (l'enlèvement "théâtralisé" de David) et quelques inconsistances dans l'existence d'une véritable organisation post-kidnapping. www.cinefiches.com

  3. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Tall Man

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  5. Rohan Berry's rating of the film The Tall Man

    A huge disappointment after the power and originality of Laugier's MARTYRS. The film moves at a snail-like pace and the plot is far too implausible and muddled to get an audience caring. Moreover, there is something deeply unsettling about the politics of the film, which essentially sees poverty as incurable and the only way to save children of poor families is to steal them away to the middle classes.

  6. Fabio Nosotti's rating of the film The Tall Man

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  8. Nicolas Djurdjevic's rating of the film The Tall Man

    A great final moral which highlights the beauty of a child and the importance of the education given by parents.

  9. msmichel's rating of the film The Tall Man

    Garbage. Pascal Laugier made one of the best horror films of recent years with "Martyrs' a few years ago but unfortunately lightning has not struck again here. Confused narrative that keeps changing direction as it goes on with lesser and lesser results. Performances are a can-con version of central casting save american Biel. Reminded me of those dreadful tax shelter flicks of the late seventies. Skip it.

  10. --'s rating of the film The Tall Man

    Marketed as horror, but really a thriller. Is Laugier's hallmark to employ a dramatic shift in tone that brings the viewer out of a horror film and into a very different one? Subverting audience expectations could be a really powerful tool if expertly employed. However, Tall Man and Martyrs' bigger ideas are tenuously held together. A poorly thought-out comment on classism, ethics of third world adoption, &tc.

  11. Cbarky99's rating of the film The Tall Man

    One of those films that's frustrating because you can't really talk about it without spoiling it--and the spoilers, or the places where the film ends up in the third act are quite disappointing. At the same time, I really admired the craft in this film while I was watching it, and the care put into the twists and turns--the story's told with conviction, I'm just not sure I wanted to be told this particular story.

  12. Sergio Santiago's rating of the film The Tall Man

    With no fantastic elements at all and very committed with his own obsessions, in this film Laugier keeps his subtle line traced since Saint Ange. An effective ghost story, in the widest term.

  13. Westley's rating of the film The Tall Man

    You know how they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions?

  14. christopherjohn's rating of the film The Tall Man

    What started out as cheap Netflix Instant horror fodder ended up a fairly incendiary if flawed sociological experiment. Better than expected, and a nice turn from the ineffectively weathered beauty Biel.

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  16. HKFanatic's rating of the film The Tall Man

    Three years ago, if you had told me Pascal Laugier was going to follow up "Martyrs" - an undeniably shocking and brutal horror film - with a movie that felt like a Monster of the Week episode of "The X-Files" crossed with a late 90's survival-horror video game...I would have never believed you. The ending of "Martyrs" felt like a revelation; the conclusion here is merely preposterous. I have to admit disappointment.

  17. Zachary Curl's rating of the film The Tall Man

    this was much better than, and nothing like, what i thought it would be. though not an A+ movie, there was still some decent content, and rather than offer a simple twist at the end, it manages to change your perception slowly as it progresses. while it may not win any awards or become a number one film, that feat is still pretty impressive.

  18. Theolini's rating of the film The Tall Man

    The end made up for the beginning even if Martyrs seems kind of far in the rearview mirror.

  19. thingmamatehua's rating of the film The Tall Man

    Twisted story makes me think this is a horror movie. Actual plot is simple Drama yet meaningful. In the end of the movie all of the mystery got solved, and reveal the answer behind all the question.

  20. oldeuboi's rating of the film The Tall Man

  21. Fırat Ataç's rating of the film The Tall Man

    This is more than a thriller, a slasher or a monster movie.

  22. hastapura's rating of the film The Tall Man

    Scattershot; feels like six movies crammed into one. Doesn't pull off subversion as well as Martyrs, mostly because the pre-twisty bits are dull and I could barely be bothered to pay attention. Biel's good but the direction is dull and the score is just fucking terrible. The ending hints at promise but, you know...then it ends.

  23. J. O.'s rating of the film The Tall Man

    Tight and focused execution on Laugier's part but ultimately "The Tall Man" is not as great as the story and the director's reputation would lead you to believe. The fact that it is not a horror film sits very well, as it was refreshing for it to develop more into a gritty drama that puts many truths about America (and the Western world) on display. Interesting, but not fantastic. Jessica Biel was surprisingly good.

  24. Ethan Vestby's rating of the film The Tall Man

    Another intelligent "fuck you" to horror conventions from Pascal Laugier, but its boldly contrarian nature kind of undermine its message and drama. Overall though, enough intrigue and ambition for a passing grade.

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