The children of Cold Rock are disappearing and rumor has it a mysterious figure known as the Tall Man is responsible. When Julia's son David disappears, she dedicates herself to finally solving the mystery and finding her son.
Jessica Biel (Julia), Jodelle Ferland (Jenny), Stephen McHattie (Dodd), William Davis (Chestnut), Samantha Ferris (Tracy), Colleen Wheeler (Mrs. Johnson), Eve Harlow (Christine), Janet Wright (Trish).
The film starts off a bit slow with some character development before moving into the story. Plot development is slow but does a nice job of building suspense. As the action picks up the story really begins to move, culminating with an extensive and somewhat confusing ending of implications rather than resolution. The journey is an enjoyable mix of horror, drama, mystery and suspense that is fairly well done.
Acting was decent with Biel presenting surprisingly well. Ferland also did well and brought a nice balance to the film. The remainder of the supporting cast was solid throughout the film.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were simple, straight-forward, and gave the film a solid feel. Effects were nicely done and also supported the story well. Dialogue was very good and kept the film entertaining while delivering enough information to move along the plot. Sound and soundtrack were decent.
Overall The Tall Man is an enjoyable psychological thriller that really culminates in the second half of the film. The ending could have been more concise but wrapped up the film pretty well. Horror fans will likely enjoy this as much as thriller fans.
With violence, terror, and foul language save this for older teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5