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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

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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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Based on Lawrence Block's bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime...nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again. (C) Universal

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Cast

Liam Neeson
as Matt Scudder
Dan Stevens (IV)
as Kenny Kristo
Boyd Holbrook
as Peter Kristo
Laura Birn
as Leila Alvarez
Luciano Acuna Jr.
as Dominican Banger #1
Hans Marrero
as Dominican Banger #2
Kim Rosen
as Waitress - Jenny
Jon Goracy
as Bag Boy
Razane Jammal
as Carrie Kristo
Al Nazemian
as Manager - Roland
Sophia Frank
as Teenage Cashier
Susham Bedi
as Mrs. Youness
Purva Bedi
as Neighbor
Novella Nelson
as Librarian
Marielle Heller
as Marie Gotteskind
Frank DeJulio
as Eduardo Solomon
Mark Consuelos
as Reuben Quintana
Natia Dune
as Nurse Anna
Genevieve Adams
as Waitress - The Flame
Liana DeLaurent
as Yuri's Wife
Sebastian Roche
as Yuri Landau
David Anzuelo
as Bodega Owner
Mike Figueroa
as Tattooed Man
Mike Carlsen
as Flannel Shirt
Damion Omar Lee
as Baller #1
Jeremie Harris
as Baller #2
Jolly Abraham
as Bellevue Doctor
Nina Polan
as Old Woman
Briana Marin
as Screaming Woman
Dennis Funny
as AA Speaker
Whitney Able
as Twelve Steps Girl
Chinasa Ogbuagu
as AA Woman - Denise
Louise G. Colón
as Latin Old Woman
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Critic Reviews for A Walk Among the Tombstones

All Critics (150) | Top Critics (34)

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.

January 6, 2015 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

As a throwback to a type of nasty, ugly crime film of yesteryear, A Walk Among the Tombstones cleans up.

January 6, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

January 6, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

January 6, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

As usual, Neeson gives a more thoughtful performance than the material deserves.

September 25, 2014 | Full Review…

If this is your kind of movie, it's hard to find one better made.

September 21, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Walk Among the Tombstones

½

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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