Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the TombstonesBased on the bestselling mystery novel by Lawrence Block. Set in 1999, many signs and posters warning the public about Y2K. Liam Neeson is Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who resigns from duty after "a bullet took a bad hop". Eight years later, Scudder is working as a private investigator. Kenny Kristo, played by Dan Stevens, a drug kingpin seeking revenge after his wife is kidnapped, raped and murdered, hires Scudder to find the depraved psychopaths involved. A Walk Among the Tombstone is a solid neo-noir crime thriller. Dark, disturbing and nasty. Unlike the fast, action packed Taken, A Walk Among the Tombstones is more slow-burn. One of the charismatic actor's most powerful performances in recent years. It's impossible not to love watching Liam Neeson kick ass. Dan Stevens is superb as Kenny Kristo. And the sadistic psycho rapists are effectively creepy. The tension slowly builds up to an intense, thrilling and violent climax. The disgusting sexual violence will turn off some audiences. I think that A Walk Among the Tombstones could start a great franchise of bleak, gritty crime thrillers.