You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Released: 18/03/2011 General ReleaseWoody Allen’s still at it, and his new comedy features a strong cast including Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts, and Gemma Jones. It considers the ambitions and delusions that lead people astray in their search for happiness, proving the grass is not always greener… For more information visit: http://www.sonyclassics.com/youwillmeetatalldarkstranger/ Buy: http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_info/m13194/You_Will_Meet_A_Tall_Dark_Stranger/ Watch:
The Observer“A sour variation of a recurrent Allen theme...” The film is elaborately plotted, perfunctorily directed, unevenly acted and short on verbal wit. The characters are neither interesting nor sympathetic...
Total Film “Harsh home truths Woody Allen wants to give us (again)...” This mordant yarn boasts a fine cast and waspish wit. But overall it’s a cold and inconsequential piece that won’t be remembered with affection...
The Telegraph“The movie isn’t without ambition...” Still, in this merry-go-round of bourgeois discontent, many past Allen preoccupations rear their heads like guilty spectres...
Guardian“Not the longed-for comeback masterpiece...” Yet it is also inventive, persistently diverting, speckled with ideas. Line by line, scene by scene, I always found something there to hold the attention. It is never boring...
Financial Times“Overemphatic...” The dialogue resembles first-draft efforts in a creative-writing class efforts in a creative-writing class...
Little White Lies“Things begin flatly...” There’s no distinct style, no especially vibrant performances, no fresh takes on those age-old Allen themes of fate, voyeurism or old blokes obsessing on young women...
The Independent“Lightly cynical, dramatically inert...” Merely the same depressing evidence of a director who seems to have forgotten why he made films in the first place...
Time Out“Artless and ham-fisted...” There’s plenty of ambiguous intellectual heft lurking behind the curtain of mediocrity – so it’s a pity it feels like it was dashed off in a few hours one afternoon...
Empire“Worthwhile for Allen diehards...” Woody Allen's fourth London outing can't match Matchpoint's better moments - despite a cast similarly loaded with stereotypes...
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