You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Synopsis
Two married couples face complicated relationships and heartache.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Allen has been criticized for leaving some of the plot lines up in the air and several characters in the lurch. But he seems to be making a...
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By Michelle Orange
Minor but still quite enjoyable. And like other minor Woody Allen pictures it becomes more interesting when placed in their larger context.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Good and very pleasurable provided you know what you're getting into, which is a comic roundelay of amorous ambitions and...
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By Bob Mondello
Hardly a laff riot, but then that's been true of Allen's movies for a while. It is, however, briskly cynical about human nature, graciously...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has an empty, soulless feel.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The best scenes are hilarious sessions between the great Gemma Jones and the wonderful Pauline Collins as a charlatan fortune-teller.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Shopworn to the bone.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie ends just when complications start to set in, which makes you wonder how invested Allen really is in the little melodramas within...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Slight and only sporadically amusing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a meandering and rather aimless movie that would be considered trite if made by another filmmaker, and yet it has such a family...
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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

By violasmovie
Great movie! Seamless directing , good acting and good cinematograhy Adults only 4 star...

You will meet a tall dark stranger

By rty
Woody Allen back in Europe revisiting familiar existential themes. Love, work, and death are interwoven into a rich fabric of comedy and tragedy. Class,race, and intergenerational tensions add...

Liked it.

By ChrissyMovieGirly
Liked it, but I've seen better Woody Allen movies. I miss his films based out of NYC. And I prefer his films when he's in them. The acting was suberb. But what do you expect when you have Watts,...

Five Word Review

By lesliemovies
subpar woody statement on marriage...

Fun and Frustrating

By Mambo
Good Woody Allen movie set in London showing that life does not work out the way you expect....except maybe in fantasy....

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By Mister Right
Woody running out of ideas...

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

By dganesan
Classic Woody Allen - bleak relationships, well-crafted plot, laugh out loud funny moments. I'm getting used to his London phase. As an Anglophile myself, I appreciate his take on kooky, psychic...

Amazing acting and great writing

By mperez
The acting is amazing. Every actor shines. Allen's writing is very very good....

Five Word Review

By Robert Maynard
A very entertaining excellent movie....

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By hanoidan
wooden stodgy dialogue enlivened infrequently...

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Rated R | For some language
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Common Sense Media says Woody Allen revisits familiar themes in mature comedy.
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