I watched this and though "I really didn't care about any of those characters", so I watched it again. Nothing changed.
This film reminds me of I Heart Huckabees which I watched recently, as I really wanted to get into it but I just couldn't get it to make sense in my head. There were so many characters, albeit played by an impressive cast, that I just got lost in their actions. (Were there even that many characters?!) I just…
Man, I don't eeeven have an opinion!
Which isn't very good. I'm supposed to do an assignment on this, and I'm just not inspired at ALL ..
I can't even say it was bad, average or good. Which is why I'm giving it an average rating. It made so little sense, that it made my mind confused.
I need to give this a good deal of thought. Sorry for the strange and confusing "review". I'm confused.
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is Woody Allen's 2011 London set comedy. It boasts an impressive cast including Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Naomi Watts, as well as several small screen UK greats like Philip Glenister, Anna Friel, Celia Imrie and Pauline Collins.
For a film that doesn't actually star its writer and director, as is his want these days to remain behind camera, his presence is still felt in every frame. I've long…
The general criticism that I have been able to surmise from the general response to this film has been that it's territory that Woody Allen has tread many times before with much less satisfying results. I find this criticism weak and irrelevant as it avoids actually engaging with the film in question. That said, I too am guilty of using it, and even in this film I thought back to the awkwardness of Annie and Alby's first meeting in ANNIE…
You will meet another film for the fans. After such an impressive career, it’s hard to fault Allen for reaping the rewards of his previous successes and continuing to create the films he wants to make and his fans want to see.
Written and directed by Woody Allen, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is a romantic drama, centred on dysfunctional relationships, anchored by crushing reality and shrouded by black comedy. As a piece of filmmaking its certainly nothing…
Bad. Just.... really bad.
Although there is nothing really that terrible, no obvious flaws, that makes the film even worse. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger commits the worst sin in all of film: being dull, boring, bland... average.
What a piece of shit.
I happen to be of the opinion that Woody Allen does not make bad movies. Yes, some are obviously better than others, but even the not-as-good ones are packed full of Woody's insights on life and love and I'm a huge sucker for that.
Now, having said that, I think this movie would have been way better if anyone else was cast as Josh Brolin's character. I usually like him, but unfortunately this was just not a good role for him and his bad performance really brought the movie down.
Woody Allen is American cinema’s undisputed dynamo. He’s been writing and directing films at a devilish rate, pretty much one a year since 1966. That’s an impressive output. I cannot claim to be an Allen fan. I’ve enjoyed many of his films but for every one I have loved there have been a good three or four that I found trying. This is especially true of his recent output. For every Midnight in Paris, there is a To Rome With…
Woody Allen has made more truly great films than any other American writer-director. His extended reign as the king of comedy - and a deft dramatist - lasted from Take the Money and Run in 1969 to the beguiling Sweet and Lowdown 30 years later and included an unbroken, decade-long run of masterpieces that took in Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters and Crimes and Misdemeanours. Only Buster Keaton and '40s screwball comedy wizard Preston Sturges…
Another trawl through the lives of spoilt, neurotic, solipsistic opera-going middle/upper-class Londoners, Allen-style. The best of his London-set films, although that's hardly a ringing endorsement.
I didn't especially like it, BUT I am happy to report that the only reason I didn't like it was because it was a depressing plot with unlikeable people -- NOT because it was badly written and badly acted, like, say "Melinda and Melinda", "Scoop", or "Anything Else". In fact, all things considered, it was one of Woody Allen's best of the last 10 years.
A film with Woody Allen stamped all over it.
An enjoyable look at his familiar subject; unfulfilled love and impossible relationships.
However, this film is let down by some, quite frankly, shocking performances.
For Anthony Hopkins to give a performance as wooden as the desk I'm sat at speaks volumes.
It's as if the cast literally turned up on set and Allen shouted action, hoping for the best.
I still enjoyed it, as I do all his films, but this fell very short of what it could have been.