Friday, December 7, 2012
The Tall Man is a 2012 thriller directed by Pascal Laugier(Martyrs) and starring Jessica Biel and William B.Davis.
In the small town of Cold Rock, there are lots of missing children. The local legend is that a kidnapper called The Tall Man is taking them. There is a cop called Dodd(Stephen McHattie) working on the disappearances. The local doctor is Julia(Biel) and she is a widow. She tries to help some of the local people. She has a son and she lives with her friend, Christine. Her son gets taken by someone who we assume to be The Tall Man. Julia chases him and tries to get her son back. She fails and her son has gone. She ends up in the local diner where the locals are wondering what happened to her. She is in the bathroom when she hears them talking about her and she knows that they want her. She escapes through the bathroom window.
The townsfolk chase her, thinking that she is the child kidnapper. They think that she killed the children who went missing. She gets attacked by a local woman whose son she kidnapped and had living with her.
We discover that Julia was taking the children from bad parents and giving them to The Tall Man who would make sure that the children went to good homes with plenty of love and care. She thought that she was helping the children to escape from horrible situations. The town doesn't realise what she was doing because she cannot tell them. She admits to killing them and she goes to prison. Meanwhile a local girl called Jenny is very unhappy at home and she begs Julia to call The Tall Man to take her away from her horrible life. The Tall Man does come and she goes with him willingly. Julia might get the death penalty but she is willing to accept her fate because of the children who are living happier lives now. Jenny gets a new home and she has all the advantages that she could ever want. Is she happy?
I would have been happier if I had never watched this film. It is very poor. I didn't like it at all. It was boring and I didn't like the actors. It was just a very slow movie and it was a waste of time.Avoid. It gets a 2/10.
Posted by Amanda at 2:15 PM