As a fan of Jessica Biel and of horror/thriller films I had to check this out. The cover alone was enough to pull me in. usually a purchase based on a cover means a bad flick but not here thankfully. Although I will admit that this movie was nothing like what I thought it would be. Still it was a really good flick that surprised me a bit. This is for sure a thriller but it looks and was marketed as a horror film.
Cold Rock Washington has a problem, kids seems to go missing taken by a thief in the night. This thief is an urban legend called The Tall Man. Julia [Jessica Biel] is a woman in this town who has a son of her own. One night at home she hears something down stairs and goes to investigate. She finds the nanny bound and gagged and her son missing. She pursues the abductor that looks just like what the legends describe. Now with her son taken she must do all she can to find him. But not all is what it seems and people are not who they seem, there is a bigger picture that some do not yet see.
This was a really good movie and may be Biel’s best performance of her career. She gives multiple layers to her character here, and she as to with the type of character it is. The changes that happen in this film are crazy and I was surprised by how many twists this thing took. I in all honesty did not guess them all but it was a fun ride watching them all play out. This is the movie for you if you want a good thriller with a few twists and turns.
**1/2 out of **** He might have toned down the gore significantly and emphasized more on sheer atmosphere for the sake of it, but Pascal Laugier's "The Tall Man" is no less polarizing than the film that put him on the map as a director to watch, "Martyrs". Some people hated that film while others loved it, and I found myself in the latter group; as a horror film, it is not merely another standard high-body-count torture porn exercise, but rather an intelligent, provocative, … more
This was a really good movie and may be Biel's best performance of her career. She gives multiple layers to her character here, and she as to with the type of character it is. The changes that happen in this film are crazy and I was surprised by how many twists this thing took.
Star Rating: The Tall Man is a great deal more thought-provoking and complicated than the poster, the trailer, and even the title all suggest. This works both for and against it. On the one hand, it’s refreshing that the filmmakers aimed for something a bit more original and stimulating than a routine thriller with slasher overtones, which is how it has been marketed. On the other hand, their aim might have been too high; what’s ultimately revealed … more
I basically am just a normal person obbsessed with Mixed Martial Arts, pro wrestling, movies of all kinds, music of all kinds, books of all kinds, and of course foods of all kinds. Just trying to keep … more