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The Walker Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 11, 2008
Paul Schrader directs The Walker, and the writer has a way with understatement. Like his 1992 gem Light Sleeper, this movie draws you in with its reserve.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2008
Written and directed with elegant finesse by Paul Schrader, the film is a character study wrapped in a story of political and corporate misconduct.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2007
There is good writing here, and Thomas is very good as always, but the movie works because of Harrelson's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2007
It's vaguely interesting, but vagueness isn't a big turn-on for most audiences. You keep wishing The Walker would break into an extended run in some direction. But instead it merely meanders.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 14, 2007
This is no masterpiece, but a fine-tuned little thriller packed with meticulously chosen details of character and place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2007
The film feels long and slow, and the subject matter familiar. We never quite get caught up in it, despite the appealing cast; a thriller directed at a snail's pace simply isn't very thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 14, 2007
There is a deep morality at work here, as often in Schrader's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 10, 2007
[Woody] Harrelson digs deep for this portrait of shallowness.
December 7, 2007
By the end of The Walker a movie that begins as a dazzling round of charades has deteriorated into a plodding game of Clue.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 7, 2007
The movie is often a little lifeless.
December 7, 2007
Like Richard Gere in [American Gigolo], Harrelson's Carter Page is as superficial as he is entertaining - at least, until he gets mixed up in a murder case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 7, 2007
When a good actor makes a bad choice, he can only hope to be saved by his director, and Woody Harrelson didn't get that hand from Paul Schrader while filming The Walker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 7, 2007
The whole thing feels fusty and forced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 6, 2007
In this, the third in his 'lonely man' trilogy, [writer/director Paul] Schrader's reach exceeds his grasp, but his intentions are interesting, and the artifice he creates contributes to the otherworldliness of his Washington.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 5, 2007
The story of an aging, self-hating homosexual who goes home alone to his lacquered town house feels ancient as well as uncomfortable for the writer-director.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 5, 2007
The Walker is not a polished or coherent film. It's more like a work in progress. Casting Woody Harrelson was a tactical error from which the overall concept never recovers.
December 4, 2007
This is a serious movie and, gliding around the center of power, a stylish one. But, like its protagonist, The Walker is unable to close the deal.
August 9, 2007
The Walker is at its best observing surfaces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
August 4, 2007
Even if this isn't Schrader's best, it's hardly his worst.