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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

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Overall 6
6.0

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
12 February 2011
  • Summary: Sometimes the illusions work better than the medicine. Woody Allen is a director who specializes in the Social Comedy with modern sensibilities, placing big-city characters and their very private lives on display for a laugh but for no real reason other than that he can and, well, because he's made some pretty good films and made quite a name for himself through the follies of unique characters struggling through crises of their own making and wondering why their world...
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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

Sound & Vision Magazine
8 February 2011
  • Excerpt: One night, Alfie wakes up with a sudden wave of panic over thoughts of mortality. Abandoning Helena, his wife of forty years, Alfie sets out to relive the pleasures of his youth. Devastated, Helena tries to kill herself, and then, finding no consolation from medicine and therapy, seeks out the help of a fortune teller, Cristal. Before long, Helena finds the tranquility she seeks by surrendering all her thoughts and actions to Cristal's guidance.
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
8 February 2011
  • Excerpt: The Film Woody Allen pulls off one of his more solid pieces of work in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger . The lighthearted look at an estranged elderly couple and their daughter who is flirting with divorce is a train wreck, but one that isn't too painful to watch. The characters, who can be a bit overly-developed, are comedic in nature. Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) leaves his wife in a fit of mid-life crisis.
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Overall 5
5.0

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

High-Def Digest
31 January 2011
  • Conclusion: 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger' isn't great writing, and even the superb acting found within fails to hold the film up as its runtime feels twice as long as it actually is. It's full of quirky insights and interesting characters, but far too many conveniently dark twists that never work out like they're supposed to.
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Overall 3
3.0
Content 3
3.0

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

DVD Talk
14 October 2010
  • Excerpt: "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" marks the 40th motion picture for writer/director Woody Allen. It's wonderful to see the filmmaker step up with a new picture every year, but when he misses, Allen knocks himself to the ground. "Dark Stranger" represents one of the more myopic screenplays he's ever churned out, stopping time with a film that isn't a comedy and barely registers as a drama.
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Overall 4
3.6

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

AV Club
23 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Woody Allen’s latest effort, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger , opens with Shakespeare’s famous Macbeth quote about life being “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Allen likely intends the quote to be a wry, self-deprecating commentary on the human foibles viewers are about to witness.
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Overall 4
3.5
Content 5
5.0

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

DVD Talk
21 September 2010
  • Excerpt: We have a tendency as filmgoers to take Woody Allen for granted. The fact that he is still chugging away, knocking out a film a year at 74 years old, is indeed impressive, and one frequently marvels at not only the consistent quality of his work, but the relative indifference when he hits pay dirt--i.e.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
17 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The grass is always greener it seems, as the characters follow their hearts looking for love, or forget their senses and succumb to lust. "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" is fun but it is also a little frantic with the pace of the action matching the upbeat jazz soundtrack. There's a lot going on in this social comedy, leaving the story a little crowded. Everybody meets somebody.
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Overall 6
6.0

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Empire Online
28 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Woody Allen's fourth London outing can't match Matchpoint's better moments - despite a cast similarly loaded with stereotypes - but does improve on Cassandra's Dream. Still no signs of the master re-living past glories, but more than worthwhile for Allen diehards.
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Overall 6
6.0

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Flicks
22 March 2011
  • Summary: Woody Allen’s ‘latest’ is from 2010, finally making its way Kiwi-side three years after its Cannes debut. Set in London, Woody’s lens follows two generations of related married couples as they negotiate desire, deceit, jealousy and ambition. Neither ribald comedy nor dark tragedy, Allen employs a deft lightness of touch to deal with big issues of fidelity, faith, fraudulence and fate.
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