The Walker Reviews

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February 1, 2008
Page is a great character in search of a movie, and "The Walker" doesn't provide it.
December 21, 2007
[G]uilty of the most mortal of all movie sins: It's dull.
December 19, 2007
If Schrader was willing to enliven the pace, The Walker would easily become a riveting thriller, but the situation gets resolved with too much ease.
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.
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.
December 13, 2007
A mystery that isn't mysterious, a thriller that's barely thrilling.
December 12, 2007
The rattling whispers of political critique come off as fledgling efforts to give the film an importance above what it is
December 10, 2007
But just as it should be soaring it suddenly begins to fall apart, the last 20 or so minutes so absurdly ludicrous and poorly constructed it makes all that's come before an unintentionally hilarious laughingstock.
December 9, 2007
Harrelson's overly pronounced southern accent doesn't come close to its alleged Virginian origin in a slight murder mystery where we care nothing for the victim, the suspect or the identity of the killer.
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.
December 7, 2007
The movie is often a little lifeless.
December 7, 2007
Schrader's pallid thriller fails to entice.
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.
December 7, 2007
The whole thing feels fusty and forced.
December 7, 2007
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December 6, 2007
If you thought the phrase 'murder mystery' is a guaranteed indicator of excitement and intrigue, well, you thought wrong.
December 6, 2007
Paul Schrader blends lethargic self-referentiality with anemic political jabs in The Walker.
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.
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.
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