A nurse races to rescue her young son from a seemingly supernatural figure who's been snatching children from a depressed mining town in this downbeat tale of terror from Martyrs director Pascal Laugier. For years, a mysterious entity known as the Tall Man has been abducting children from Cold Rock. The moment they vanish, they're never seen again. Once a prosperous mining town, Cold Rock has fallen to ruin, yet local nurse Julia (Jessica Biel) writes off rumors of the elusive Tall Man as local superstition. Then one night, to her horror, Julia awakens to find her son David in the arms of the spectral figure, who steals the boy away into the darkness. Now Julia won't stop searching for David until he's back safe in her arms, and the truth about the missing children of Cold Rock is finally revealed.~Jason Buchanan
This story, a sad one at that, is a parent’s worst nightmare – and sadly it is well-done and much to realistic. It is also a saga of a dying isolated community in rural Washington State whose only source of income is its’ mine and it was closed several years ago which thrust the town into despair. Abject poverty is evident everywhere. This film is well-casted and features extra-ordinary acting and it is filled with non-stop surprises/thrills. Its’ poorly thought-out ending left the audience “Hanging” – thus my lack of overall enthusiasm.
This is a must see and a keeper movie. Keeps one in suspense and on the edge of your chair until the very end. A movie with unexpected twists and turns. Most enjoyable movie all the way though.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not what you expect, in a good way
Without getting into spoilers, this is a fantastically paced movie that plays with your expectations and keeps you guessing for a long time. It is Thrilling and suspenseful, anchored by the best performance of Jessica Biel's career.
My wife and I were able to see this movie in our local movie theater and were happy we were able to purchase it at a good price from BestBuy and we are looking forward to watching it as often as we want.
How does stink like this get made its like you have all the actors and tools to make something good and then you don't and no one steps in and says anything like hey if you just did this or changed this you might not have a dvd bargain bin stink fest