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Reviews: A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

walk_among_the_tombstonesReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/15/15] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: The preponderance of private detective clichés gets in the way of an otherwise interesting foray into the odious garbage disposals of the soul.
  • Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Scudder’s a different kind of badass, one who avoids packing heat, favoring the unblinking stare down. Neeson finally gets to add some of his early art house soul to his recent kickassing and it’s a heady mix.
  • Andy Crump @ Movie Mezzanine
    • Excerpt: What a grisly delight, to have the second Liam Neeson film released in 2014 plumb such gruesome depths.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: …a serviceable throwback to cult detective thrillers from the 70s like THE LONG GOODBYE or NIGHT MOVES …if you can look past the story’s extremely distasteful elements, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is replete with fine performances.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Muy sosa, pero al menos sale Liam Neeson.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: This stroll through the neighborhood of Lawrence Block’s imagination is certainly dark and unsettling, but it’s remarkably cathartic, and at times oddly uplifting. Fair warning: You will be looking over your shoulder in the parking lot on your way back to your car.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The movie doesn’t dig into Scudder’s character until the final act…
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Recycles The Same Liam Neeson Character Into A Paint-By-Numbers Crime Drama
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ features Liam Neeson in a familiar role, but with the support of a more robust script than in previous outings.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Fierce and ferocious, it’s filled with offensive scenes depicting graphic tortue and grisly mutilation of women.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Rob Hunter @ Film School Rejects
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: For a scummy New York-set crime potboiler that comes the closest it can to being a horror film, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is stylishly shot and solidly told in a slow-burn procedural fashion. Downbeat, sure, and guilty of some overlength, but it’s also watchably unsettling.
  • Piers Marchant @ arkansas democrat-gazette
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: This generic, hackneyed film noir – with a frustratingly inconsistent tone – means we may have to wait a while longer for a triumphant adaptation of Lawrence Block’s popular literary creation Matthew Scudder.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: While A Walk Among the Tombstones isn’t as exciting as The Equalizer or John Wick, it’s still the class of this fall’s revenge movie crowd, with star Liam Neeson in fine form as the central protagonist.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: A Walk Among the Tombstones quickly becomes more about the why and the how than the who anyway, and the big climax has enough tension and a few added shocks to keep you on the edge of your seat even after the facts have been revealed.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: A smart, exciting thriller and a return to the kind hard-boiled detective stories found in the pages of Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane and Dashell Hammitt. The only thing missing are the fedoras, the killer dames, Peter Lorre and buckets of overblown narration. What it has though is a sense of tone and mood, wrapped around a familiar story about a well-intentioned cop thrust into a nearly-inhuman set of criminal circumstances.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A moodily effective piece of pulp that moves slowly but delivers some genuinely creepy moments.
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 4:40 pm

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