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The Tall Man (2012)
A good start but a far-fetched and disturbingly immoral story
First, I have to admit that I enjoyed three quarters of the film. The actors are good, the storytelling is gripping, the photography is great. All the finest ingredients are there.
Unfortunately, once the mystery that has been driving the whole plot is lifted it spoils everything, as the story is not only extremely far-fetched but it is also morally dubious.
As a spectator we are until the end encouraged to empathize with the main character, Jessica Biel, who snatches kids from 'white trash' parents to deliver them to more privileged foster parents, all of this for the good of human kind.
What's disturbing is that, viewers with not enough critical thinking can easily be led to see the children snatcher as a genuine hero who sacrifices her own life for the common good.
I personally find this utterly sick. It reminds me of this US-based charity that gives money to drug addicts in exchange for accepting to being sterilized. They recently started to do this in Europe.
As a kid, influenced as I was by US movies I used to see the American Indians as the bad guys and the cow boys as the good guys. Now the poor are the bad guys and they don't deserve to have kids.