• Patrick Mulcahy

    ★★ Watched by Patrick Mulcahy 27 Oct, 2010

    Woody Allen’s fourth London-based comedy-drama, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, should be released with the following consumer advice: warning – this film has limited cultural references. Does Allen really know anyone in contemporary London who has consulted a fortune teller? Or even, for that matter, a young Anglo Indian woman who has an affair with a married blocked American novelist? Allen could use a decent script reader, not to mention some jokes and a challenge to his myopic…


  • José Malvárez Carleos

    ★★½ Watched by José Malvárez Carleos 02 Feb, 2014

    poco inspirada comedia de enredo de Allen, buen reparto pero no destaca el guion, simplemente aceptable


  • Rob Hill

    ★★★ Watched by Rob Hill 04 Sep, 2015

    Too fraught to be hugely enjoyable and too derivative of the far superior Husbands and Wives to offer any unique dramatic pleasures. The characters are largely unlikable but it's not clear if that's because Allen doesn't know quite what to do with someone when they're neither an intellectual creative or light comic relief, or if it's just that people are most arseholes and this film takes a ruthlessly emotionally honest approach to their portrayal. As it settles in my mind…


  • Gvas

    ★★★ Rewatched by Gvas 01 Sep, 2015

    Ok, the only absolutely certain prediction for the future is that, sooner or later - hopefully later-, we all gonna meet the gentleman of the title.

    But here Woody, despite his known apathy towards metaphysics and the concept of God, recognizes their possible positive aspect. You see, some people just need an illusion to go on and there's nothing wrong with that.


  • problemchild

    ★★★½ Watched by problemchild 31 Aug, 2015

    4 Leben, die nicht zusammen gehören
    4 Suchen nach Sinn
    4 mal Verzweiflung


  • Brian Stack

    ★★★ Watched by Brian Stack 02 Aug, 2014

    When Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) is reminded of his mortality, he begins a regimented exercise program and leaves his wife of forty years, Helena (Gemma Jones) for a younger woman, Charmaine (Lucy Punch).

    When the promiscuous Charmaine gets pregnant, Alfie wants a DNA test to confirm his paternity, but she refuses the test because she finds the child's paternity irrelevant.

    After their separation, Gemma relies on Cristal, a fortune-teller with dubious connections to the afterlife, to guide her in her new…


  • nagoya

    ★★★★ Added by nagoya

    Solid wa entry


  • Cameron Wayne Johnson

    ★★½ Watched by Cameron Wayne Johnson 10 Aug, 2015

    "Beware of a tall dark stranger if he comes ridin' into your town!" Yeah, they try to make this title sound really sexy and everything, but if Buck Owens hasn't already disheartened me to the term "Tall Dark Stranger", my experience with Woody Allen has taught me that there is going to be a particularly high degree of eccentric mania with this romantic tale. As if the sexual orientation of the lead in "Vicki Christina Barcelona" wasn't convoluted enough, with…


  • the_narrator

    ★★★½ Watched by the_narrator 05 Jul, 2015

    Admittedly, the first two acts are pretty bumpy roads, with the comedy and drama not coming as easy as they once did for Allen. But damned if the punchlines to every single one of the stories didn't make me laugh and wow me with how openly cynical and bitter they are (the end to Josh Brolin's story in particular). It's fitting that a few scenes borrow the jittery handheld photography aesthetic of Husbands and Wives, because that seems like its…


  • mrcsh

    ★★★ Rewatched by mrcsh 25 Jun, 2015

    Minor Woody Allen? No doubt about it. But better than most give it credit for.


  • Spesh to Death

    ★★★ Added by Spesh to Death

    Hopkins gives a surprisingly subtle performance in this slice of (serendipitous) life dramedy that respectfully explores alternative spirituality. Brolin has a great face for film.


  • Sergio Monterrubio

    ★★★ Watched by Sergio Monterrubio 10 Jun, 2015

    Con You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen parece postular como falaz el mantra fake it 'til you make it, utilizándolo como hilo conductor para su irónica historia. A través de sus manías, contemplamos como cada uno de los personajes se acomete burlar cualquiera que sea el sistema que se impone ante su caprichoso deseo, enfatizando su medianía amorosa o profesional.

    Es claro que Allen desarrolla esto en todos los personajes –hasta en Charmaine y Ray, por ejemplo–…