A Walk Among the Tombstones2014
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Critic Consensus: A Walk Among the Tombstones doesn't entirely transcend its genre clichés, but it does offer Liam Neeson one of his more compelling roles in recent memory, and that's often enough.
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as Matt Scudder
as Kenny Kristo
as Peter Kristo
as Bar Owner
as Leila Alvarez
as Dominican Banger #1
as Dominican Banger #2
as Waitress - Jenny
as Bag Boy
as Carrie Kristo
as Manager - Roland
as Teenage Cashier
as Mrs. Youness
as Marie Gotteskind
as Eduardo Solomon
as James Loogan
as Reuben Quintana
as Nurse Anna
as Waitress - The Flame
as Yuri's Wife
as Yuri Landau
as Bodega Owner
as Tattooed Man
as Flannel Shirt
as Baller #1
as Baller #2
as Bellevue Doctor
as Old Woman
as Screaming Woman
as AA Speaker
as Twelve Steps Girl
as AA Woman - Denise
as Latin Old Woman
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Critic Reviews for A Walk Among the Tombstones
Frank's film is much more of a noir outing than a straight action feature, and Neeson slips right into the tone and feel of the hard-boiled detective offering.
As a throwback to a type of nasty, ugly crime film of yesteryear, A Walk Among the Tombstones cleans up.
As nauseating as the film's inventive sadisms can be, Frank succeeds far more in the details than in the larger picture that tries to relate this world to ours.
While we're waiting for the release of Taken 3, the man who was Oskar Schindler is keeping us in an action hero frame of mind with the moody-but-essentially-empty A Walk Among the Tombstones.
It's odd to find a movie in which drug traffickers are, if not good guys, at least sympathetic victims of crimes that are even worse.
Audience Reviews for A Walk Among the Tombstones
A bit of a homage (in a good way) to noir as Neeson fleshes out a husk of a man playing at being a private detective on a case he doesn't want, for people he doesn't like. It's a better film than the other reviews here would indicate, and a damn sight better than those Taken films.
Taking place in a pre-9/11 NYC, this conventional and unsurprising thriller seems dated like a revival of the TV series Millennium (despite its great cinematography), and even the juxtaposition of freeze-framed action with a voice-over about the 12 steps of AA feels bland and arbitrary.
A forgettable noir concerning a veteran, beat-up detective (Liam Neeson) who takes on a case of a missing woman in New York City for a wealthy drug kingpin. While Neeson is his regular outstanding self, the rest of the supporting cast is desperately lacking. Overall, this movie just feels like an extended version of a "Law and Order" episode, due to its relentlessly dour and dark subject matter and cold, calculated plot line. Unfortunately, this is just a very predictable movie that does not offer a lot of surprises, and that is why it is completely missable.
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