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The Tall Man (2012)

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When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

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Storyline

This film is about a legend that has been started by the town folk of Cold Rock. Since the children in the town have been going missing, people have said it's an entity known as 'The Tall Man' who has been taking them. Julia Denning ('Jessica Biel' ) is the local nurse whose husband died years earlier. She is soon personally involved as her child is taken. She tries to track down where the child is taken, but finds that there's more to what's happening than she knew. The towns-folk start to turn on her and the truth comes out. But there's still more to the story--who is 'The Tall Man'? And what is the truth behind the disappearances? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Rated R for violence and terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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5 September 2012 (France)  »

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In the Shadow of the Tall Man  »

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$18,200,000 (estimated)
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When Julia (Jessica Biel) is attacked by the dog when she opens the door of the Tall Man's truck, you can clearly see the heavy protective padding on her arm. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Chestnut: Not a single thing.
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Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

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29 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie has a very interesting idea behind it. I have no clue to why it is only rated 5 on IMDb, but this should definitely be rated a 7 or higher. All I have to say is that this has an original story and it does portray a crude truth about the world we live in.

This is a rely good way to spend your evening if you want to watch something mind-blowing. The movie is not at all predictable, the acting is beyond perfect, it actually makes you think this is an X-Files movie where the next best thing is something you don't believe it would be possible.

I give it a 10 because this one will go into my favorite list.


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