The Walker Reviews

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March 17, 2021
There's much to recommend in The Walker, from the strong performances, to Schrader's slow and steady direction.
November 17, 2011
August 24, 2009
The Walker is a well-lubed vehicle for Schrader's own sunset cruise.
October 18, 2008
June 10, 2008
January 11, 2008
A social dandy finds out he has an unexpected inner strength.
January 11, 2008
Wittily entertaining stuff, with the cast clearly relishing their snarky dialogue. Plus, the backdrop of political double dealing, with references to Whitewater and other D.C. shenanigans, adds an extra element of interest.
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.
December 18, 2007
Though hardly a revelatory journey, it's a stroll that offers some modest pleasures along the way.
December 14, 2007
There is good writing here, and Thomas is very good as always, but the movie works because of Harrelson's performance.
December 14, 2007
This is no masterpiece, but a fine-tuned little thriller packed with meticulously chosen details of character and place.
December 14, 2007
There is a deep morality at work here, as often in Schrader's work.
December 10, 2007
[Woody] Harrelson digs deep for this portrait of shallowness.
December 7, 2007
Though ultimately flawed, the film's depiction of velvet-gloved cruelty and matter-of-fact betrayal is surprisingly potent, and it's pure pleasure to watch Bacall prowling the corridors of power.
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.
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.
December 6, 2007
A morally charged drama about the nasty games played by the rich and the powerful in Washington, D.C.
December 5, 2007
All the emotional fuss dissipates in a small payoff when a big one was promised.
September 16, 2007
An unexpectedly candid character study that features a supremely solid cast of characters.
August 18, 2007
A small-scale, lovingly crafted, low-budget picture.
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