Some people are afraid of all the wrong things
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Liam Neeson Dan Stevens David Harbour Boyd Holbrook Adam David Thompson Razane Jammal Astro Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Marina Squerciati Sebastian Roché Mark Consuelos Whitney Able Maurice Compte Marielle Heller Annika Peterson Frank De Julio Laura Birn Toshiko Onizawa Patrick McDade Luciano Acuna Jr. Hans Marrero Kim Rosen Eric Nelsen Jon Goracy Stephanie Andujar Al Nazemian Sophia Frank Susham Bedi Purva Bedi Show All…
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I might be the only one, but I believe Scott Frank's A Walk Among the Tombstones has an Americanized neo-giallo vibe. Instead of an American in Rome, we have an Irishman in New York City, attempting to solve the mystery of a kidnapping turned gruesome murder.
The sound. The piano music plays like it was ripped from an Argento film. The directing. There's a shot of a little girl dressed like Little Red Riding Hood, and she walks right in front of two Big Bad Wolves. The element of mystery. This isn't some cookie cutter Taken clone. Rather, it's a more complex story, as you watch Liam solve the mystery, clue by clue. He's a one man Scooby-Doo detective service.…
Not much to say here, pretty run of the mill thriller with decent direction but not a lot of flare. To be honest I thought the plot would be slightly more complex and I was waiting for something else to come but it’s a watchable film I guess.
It’s not a bad film, just a bland one.
I'm honestly shocked at this.
This is the most messy and badly plotted film I've seen this year.
They give Liam Neeson a fucking kid sidekick! A kid sidekick!
What is this, Cop and a Half 2?
The story has no twists, no turns, nothing unexpected, it's just total bland mediocrity with boring characters and boring villains with no motivations other than they're just evil and like money.
There's no mystery. There's no suspense. The entire film is the protagonist catching up to what was revealed to the audience in the first ten minutes!
Not to mention the totally inconsistent tone. One minute the villains are kidnapping women, extorting their husbands, and then raping and mutilating them, and then the…
I want my insanely intense, badass mutha fucker back! Liam Neeson has been kidnapped and is being pimped out to every second rate low life flickmeister out there!
He is being held against his will and is forced to play mediocre roles such as Matt Scudder in A Walk Among The Tombstones! An appropriate name by the way since he's depicted as a real dinosaur nearing extinction and already has one foot in the grave! He looks and acts like an old coot whose pick me up is Geritol straight up with a Viagra bump! His once majestic brass cojones now dangle below his ankles! That is how loathsomely pathetic his role was in the film! Stop trying to put…
Ridiculous title aside, this is a decent effort that could have been so much better if it had been 30 minutes shorter, jettisoning a superfluous and ridiculous plot element. But more on that later.
If you're expecting Action Neeson you're in the wrong place. After a pretty interesting opening and a fantastic and very promising opening credit sequence, A Walk among the Tombstones quickly starts to emanate a very pleasant and enjoyable detective story vibe. Added to that are some deliciously creepy villains and the first act and a half provide a cocktail that works surprisingly well.
It is when the character TJ is introduced where it all goes wrong for me. TJ is a homeless black kid who Neeson…
Liam Neeson's size has always been an advantage to him, especially when given a role that calls for an intimidating presence. Having found that career resurgence as an action star following the success of Taken just over a decade ago, big Liam was pigeon-holed for a little while as director's threw script after script at him that played on his new found status as someone who'd knock seven shades of shit out of you. In the last decade or so however, Neeson must have starred in more films than anyone in Hollywood, with a surprising mixture of fair that also saw him make almost 50 films since 2010 began. He's done voice work, comedy, crime films, historical dramas, and worked…
people are afraid of all the wrong things.
"People are afraid of all the wrong things."
A Walk Among the Tombstones is ostensibly a crime drama/thriller about a private detective searching for two kidnappers, but it succeeds at generating neither drama nor thrills. It is a messy and misjudged collection of recycled cliches and empty red herrings centered around Liam Neeson's standard retired/alcoholic blank slate.
It has exactly three types of scenes. The ones that work involve the antagonists, Ray and Albert, and their quest to sexually torture innocent young women and extort their corrupt men out of large sums of money. These scenes are disgusting, perverse, and unsettling, but they're supposed to be that way, so I have to give them some credit (the opening credits sequence…
"We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives."
men stupid enough to look into the abyss might not even have a soul to save. frank gives block's hard-boiled detective paperbacks their grizzly, unpretentious due.
"People are afraid for all the wrong reasons."
Nowadays, Liam Neeson seems like a walking cliche. Whenever he's in a movie, it's assumed that he's going to play the ultimate badass who kills people left and right. That's why whenever he ISN'T playing one of those characters, people throw a fit. Look at Joe Carnahans' The Grey, for example. Audiences expected to see Neeson fighting wolves, but instead got a dark survival thriller. It seems like the general public whould just much rather see him beating up thugs over and over instead of trying something new. Because of this, I can see a lot of people walking out of A Walk Among the Tombstones a bit disappointed.
Tombstones is a…
This was so good!
It’s a realistic and brutal crime noir. The tone is definitely a bit different from the usual action packed Liam Neeson fare, it’s grittier and much darker with none of the preposterous bells and whistles.
Also, Dan Stevens.
*There’s a haunting rendition of ‘Black Hole Sun’ that plays over the credits at the end and it was just perfect.
Very good movie with great cast , good action great story and awesome performence by every body especially Liam Neeson decent mystery and thriller overall very good movie .
Liam Neeson was once a varied and versatile actor. He may still be one, but somehow can’t seem to escape the same cliché and caricature roles of seasoned cops and well-worn detectives. A Walk Among the Tombstones offers him exactly this, but is one of the few outings that also provides the actor with solid material to pair with predictable casting. A clever screenplay based on the bestselling Lawrence Block mystery novels makes this one franchise I would not mind seeing receive future cinematic installments. Stop making horrendous Taken sequels, Mr. Neeson, and give us more or Matt Scudder.
After an intense and spectacularly shot opening sequence in which regularly soused detective Scudder (Neeson) interferes with a robbery while day-drinking…
It's not particularly eventful or entertaining per se, but A Walk Among the Tombstones is a grim and visceral thriller with an anxiety-inducing atmosphere. A nice little flick with a sold script, a deeper Neeson turn and haunting tone ; a good one.
Neeson should’ve done more of these, less of everything else he’s been doing.
If Taken was like a band it would be Aerosmith, and Walk among the Tombstones would be megadeath, both are great but one is definitely heavier than the other. This is a great thriller that's more like The Girl with the Dragon tattoo than some generic Liam Neeson action thriller. If you are looking for a dark twisted thriller this is a must see.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Bir filmde Liam Neeson varsa mutlaka bir bakmak istiyorum. Bu filmi de böyle izledim.
Yavaş tempolu bir dedektiflik öyküsü. Kadınları kaçırıp ailelerinden fidye isteyen ama parayı alsalar da rehineyi öldüren sapkın bir çeteyi bulmaya çalışan eski bir polis var. Alkolik. (Bu alkol tüm kötülüklerin ağa babası olarak senaryolara mutlaka sızar zaten.) Bir çatışmada yanlışlıkla küçük bir kızı öldürünce istifa ediyor, halbuki o sırada üç çete uyesini mıhladığı için terfi de almış. 1991'de. Sonra işte 1999'da bunu tutuyorlar kaçırma olayını çözmesi için. Ayrıntıları öğrenince kabul ediyor ve çalışmaya başlıyor.
Filmin bu kısmı suçluları bulmak için giriştiği araştırmayı zamana yayarak veriyor, burada kimi detaylara değindiği ve zamanla bilgi edindiği için güzel gidiyor bir süre. Ama işte yeni bir kaçırma vakasında suçlularla doğrudan…
Neeson as Phillip Marlow. One tough private dick.
PI flick with a nasty villain. Some good character work.
Great modern detective story and first-rate cable movie. Solid from start to finish. Surprised it hasn't had any legs as a cult hit, has all the ingredients.
I won’t go so far as to say this is my favorite of the Liam’s...but it comes close. There’s something about the whole vibe of it that I love. It’s so bleak and sinister. It doesn’t have the action of a Run All Night, Non-Stop, or Commuter; instead it trades in the somber tone of The Grey but with so much pulp you’re practically drowning in it.
I saw this back when it came out but somehow had forgotten most of it. But I definitely remembered how scary David Harbour and his silent partner (who looks like John Mark Byers) are. How could anyone forget that? I love it when the villains of these dad movies transcend the mold and become permanent mainstays in the Arkham Asylum of your mind. And, of course, I remember the scene on the roof. That shit still manages to elicit chills all these years later, even when I knew what was coming.
This is fantastic! Just when you’re expecting a film just like Taken, you get pulled into this sordid tale. It’s dark and creepy and pulls off the “less is more” gore AMAZINGLY! When Neeson describes the two killers as a “Bert and Ernie routine”... That’s amazing writing!
A pretty standard fair detective mystery, but like I've discovered recently about many films spearheaded by Big Liam, very watchable and solidly made - I suppose that's the definition of 'damning with faint praise'?!
3 tombstones out of 5
Liam is my guilty pleasure, but you know exactly what you're going to get from his films and this one is better and slightly different from his others. Yes, he's after redemption for a previous sin, but the storyline in this is as gritty and disturbing as he's ever been in.
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