(2012)

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90
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.
75
Illustrates the problem of class mobility with a dark, troubling premise that holds a harsh light up to our own assumptions and expectations.
75
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.
40
Long on atmosphere and short on sense, The Tall Man becomes less gripping as it grows more ridiculous.
38
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.
30
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.
25
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.
20
The more pressing affliction in Pascal Laugier's film is the absence of chills, logic and coherence.

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