The Tall Man (2012)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Horror

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




  • Jessica Biel and Jodelle Ferland in The Tall Man (2012)
  • Jessica Biel in The Tall Man (2012)
  • Jessica Biel in The Tall Man (2012)
  • Jessica Biel in The Tall Man (2012)
  • Jessica Biel in The Tall Man (2012)
  • Jessica Biel in The Tall Man (2012)

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13 January 2015 | bowmanblue
| Know what you're getting
Tall Man has come in for a fait of criticism from people expecting one thing and getting another. If you've seen (Director) Pascal Laugier's previous film 'Martyrs' then you may be a little more prepared for a film that deliberately leads you in one direction, only to almost switch genres midway through and go off in a totally different direction.

Tall Man is about a woman (Jessica Biel) whose child goes missing in a town where this sort of kidnapping is commonplace and put down to the legend of the 'Tall Man' - a shadowy figure who steals children. From there, she has to unravel the mystery behind the kidnappings.

Most people (including me) expected a straight horror film. What it turns out to be is more than that. Perhaps 'thriller' would describe it better. Everyone turns in a solid performance and, if you're in the mood for something a little different, with a few twists and turns, then you could do worse than this.

Just know that this isn't simply your average 'horror.'

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Release Date:

5 September 2012



Country of Origin

Canada, France

Filming Locations

Salmo, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office


EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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