'The Tall Man' Review By Bawnian©-Dexeus

And now I want Hollywood to make a Slender Man movie
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The Tall Man is a 2012 thriller movie.

Directed by: Pascal Laugier

Starring: Jessica Biel

With 800,000 kids recorded missing in the U.S., I'm seriously considering geo-tagging my future offsprings so that I can locate them with my phone. It sounds crude, but full proof. In fact, it's a great way to keep track of your hormone raging daughter (no offense).

The story takes place between 36-40 hours upon Biel's character, where in the opening scene, she's in the medical room being stitched up after what seemed like a brutal beating to the face. We are told she is a mother herself. We are told that she is the town nurse. Why is she just the "town nurse"? Her husband was a respected doctor in town, until he passed away, gaining her title. She has boy herself. Where she lives is in a town located in Washington. A town that is nothing but a ghost town, whom thrived with work and riches due to its lush coal mine, until they shut it down and it all went barren.

Possessing little thrill and suspense, it's obvious this movie will only receive a limited time in theaters for a niche audience before it goes directly to DVD. Jessica Beil takes on a new role than I'm more used to; she always seems to the play the hot governess/ action diva/ eye candy. Here, she gets the Bella Swan treatment. No make up, no highlights, no nothing. Just your average grey woman. Even with all the beauty sucked out of her, she still looks good enough to court. She gets physical, more than you'd expect. The Tall Man is the unknown dark cloaked figure whom has taken away children from the town never to be seen, until her own son is the next victim. We fear for the worse, until an unexpected twist makes everything I wrote above into rubbish.

Think of all those children missing as new currency. And what do you do with new mint? You spread it. With such a twist midway into the movie, I can't help but be left unsatisfied and frustrated by the ending result. What could have been a decent B movie turned into just mush in the end. I won't give it a super low rating, only because it kept me interested for a good chunk, until it abandoned me.

Overall, Beil can add this thriller to her resume, and find better work.

Written by: Bawnian©-Dexeus.

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Comments (34)

  1. jasdjqs

    Just saw the movie. Kept my interest. It was a good movie, not a great movie, No awards needed, More a drama than a thriller, The end came so quick and lasted too long. twist of the movie should of been kept till the very end, but then it will be like any other movie, I do like the direction of the movie. Lifetime movie for sure, maybe i will show my wife, seems to be more for women

    3 years agoby @jasdjqsFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus haha we will keep it going then! You are getting close to my Ip Man review of 44 comments

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @skywise Only 5 years on me my friend!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise@mcleve02 My most commented review of the year so far

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. skywise

    @mcleve02 i remeber Cunningham of course. i dont even want to tell you who the Cowboys lineup was when I became a fan.

    Damn I am getting old! I will be 30 in 2 months........

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @skywise Yeah Randall Cunningham was quarterback when I was first an Eagles fan! Well I will at least be close! :P

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. skywise

    @mcleve02 You nailed it. And I hate the Eagles more than anyother along with the Redskins (because that is an even older rivalry).

    One of my best friends is from Philly and its so fun to watch those games with him. The sh*te talking is intense but its all in good fun.

    I dont live in Dallas ATM I live in Houston (so I also am a Texans fan) but I grew up in Dallas..well Allen actually but its close enough so I have stuck with the Boys through the good times and the bad.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @skywise I'm going to go with the one team I hate more than any other, especially being in Texas... Cowboys... I will actually be down in Dallas in October for work

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. skywise

    Well not just pretty much enemies but absolute enemies on the field. Does that help a bit?

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  10. skywise

    @mcleve02 ROFL, me and you are pretty much enemies when it comes to football. Can you guess My team?

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @skywise It's alright, I offered him a beer! who is your team, obviously I used my teams famous quote last year... I'm an Eagles fan

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  12. skywise

    hahah we really have highjacked @bawnian-dexeus review.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. skywise

    @mcleve02 i hear ya! I need beer with pretty much any sport. I love football though and my team is....well, they have improved a lot but I need more damnit.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @skywise or wings! I will take either with football! Need something to take my mind off my crappy "DREAM TEAM"

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  15. skywise

    @mcleve02 Oh well that is a given. Nascar without beer is like Football without Pizza!

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    Hey you ever find your way near by, I have one waiting!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 No beef, but I will take a beer

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus sorry we are blowing your review up about NASCAR and beer

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @skywise especially when the old man wants to have a beer while doing it...

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  20. skywise

    @mcleve02 oh ya, I am no fan but you know my dad, while being very liberal in some aspects and grew up on a farm. I dont mind watching it with him though because he really loves it so its all good. But yes I definatly understand what you were getting out. Made me laugh so thanks for that. I needed a good laugh.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @skywise Dude I am originally from North Carolina, the heartland of Dale Earnhart... I understand... But you understand what I mean!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  22. skywise

    @mcleve02 I dont really watch any of those things unless I am hanging with my dad who loves NASCAR (we ARE Texan after all...dont judge!), its BONDING!

    Anyway...I will probably just wait until it is on cable. Everyone is saying pretty much the same thing about this.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag


    @bawnian-dexeus and good luck with the book!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @bawnian-dexeus another nice review... your not alone... @skywise it was a pretty boring movie.. kinda like watching baseball, golf or NASCAR on tv... even if you may enjoy one of those things, they still put you to sleep!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  25. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus Hope that you can get it done eventually.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  26. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Hiatus. Done in a sense (in my head really). College is keeping me from getting it polished and stuff. I'm gonna get 12 days for free time before the fall semester begins so I will use it to finish it officially and get started on copyrights, proof reading and maybe publishing.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  27. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus ahhh got it. I was affraid there was some pop cultural theme I was not privy to. Hows the book coming?

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise I created it. Part of my book

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag