MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 170 this week

The Tall Man (2012)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 26,484 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 174 user | 158 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 21 Jan 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 28 Feb 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 08 Sep 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 05 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Tall Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Tall Man (2012)

The Tall Man (2012) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Tall Man.

User Polls

3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl
Martyrs (2008)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin
Case 39 (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

Director: Christian Alvart
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland
6 Souls (2010)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Stars: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lieutenant Dodd
...
Sheriff Chestnut
...
Tracy
Colleen Wheeler ...
Mrs. Johnson
...
Christine
Janet Wright ...
Trish
Ferne Downey ...
Lady / Mrs. Parker Leigh
John Mann ...
Douglas
...
Steven
...
Robert
...
David
Lucas Myers ...
Deputy Campbell
Pat Henman ...
Nurse at police Infirmary
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear Takes a New Shape


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

In the Shadow of the Tall Man  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the dog attack, the arm the dog is biting changes from right to left multiple times between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Chestnut: Not a single thing.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Viande d'origine française (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Why only 5/10 ?

I'm not good speaker , specially in not my origin language and this is my first review - very short ... After few thousand movies i saw just wonder why this movie has rating 50/10 ? This is really good film ,deserve at least for 7 points . For me even more ( 9/10 ) Don't understand , maybe 3/4 of people who ratings this movie were woman ? I recommend this picture and i hope rating will rise soon :) IMDb says that review must contains ten lines of text - i did't knew about it so i add more . First of all i scared sometimes on this film like hell , the way how film is made is almost perfect , story line fit me in houndred precent , probably the story line is responsible for low rating , i think . No woman understand how children can quickly fit to new family , man's ... ? Most easily understand that most important is children's future but not to the end . Somebody wonder about DNA code these kids from the poor families fit to reachest new "ground" and is new parents though about this "little" problem ? Sorry 4 my English and these sense no words beyond but i wanted only say : i like this film and don't understand low IMDb rating , that's all

btw. Jessica B. is amazing in this movie , great job . and sorry one more for my English


119 of 186 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What a horrible message Nl50148
BEFORE IT'S TIME jobgary8
This debate over Slender Man is hilarious. People, let me educate you. leehwgoc
Truly awful movie nmacog-1
Right? Right? Right? daredevil334
Please explain this movie to me! jayepmills
Discuss The Tall Man (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?