The Walker Reviews

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November 17, 2011
August 24, 2009
The Walker is a well-lubed vehicle for Schrader's own sunset cruise.
June 10, 2008
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 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
There is good writing here, and Thomas is very good as always, but the movie works because of Harrelson's performance.
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
This is no masterpiece, but a fine-tuned little thriller packed with meticulously chosen details of character and place.
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 14, 2007
There is a deep morality at work here, as often in Schrader's work.
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 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.
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.
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 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
Paul Schrader blends lethargic self-referentiality with anemic political jabs in The Walker.
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