A Walk Among the Tombstones Synopsis
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
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RogerEbert.com

By Glenn Kenny
A dynamite thriller.
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81

Film.com

By Kate Erbland
Frank’s film is much more of a noir outing than a straight action feature, and Neeson slips right into the tone and feel of the hard-boiled...
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80

Empire

By Dan Jolin
Like a good butcher’s cleaver, it’s weighty, solid and sharp — an effective matching of director and star in what is hopefully the first of...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
For a good, straight-ahead noirish crime thriller, you could do a lot worse than A Walk Among the Tombstones.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Neeson is in nearly every scene in the movie, and he carries it well. Yes, he’s played this nails-tough, world-weary, scotch-loving, ex-law...
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70

TheWrap

By Inkoo Kang
As nauseating as the film's inventive sadisms can be, Frank succeeds far more in the details than in the larger picture that tries to...
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70

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
I ask this next question as someone who mostly admires the film: Doesn't the fantasy of avenging unthinkable crimes demand fantasizing...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Although overplotted and underexplained, the movie is rich in memorable lairs.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Unlike his tough guy roles in "Taken" or "Non-Stop," Neeson is at least given some good dialogue. And he's a jot more world-weary than...
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60

Variety

By Andrew Barker
Too formally well crafted to be dismissed, but too straightforward and uncurious to be particularly exciting or insightful.
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A Walk Among the Tombstones

By o556
Torture porn done up as artsy thriller. Walked out forty minutes into the picture during particularly graphic scene of sadists cutting off a woman's breast. Liam wonderful as always. And the guy from...

Thoroughly mediocre

By kurtroth
I Like Liam Neeson, I like the genre, I liked the book. the movie though, as least for me, was a run of the mill flick. good acting, but the characters were not fleshed out enough to care about...

Sick, Sick, Sick

By teacherwriting
This film is demented, and whoever wrote it--as well as whoever enjoys watching it--has serious issues. This movie should not be classified as entertainment. Rather, it's a symptom of how sick our...

Morbid

By benjaminwarner17
A dark movie that is thoroughly entertaining throughout....

Want to see it

By cweldon
I enjoyed his past movies....

Disappointed! Disappointed! Disappointed!

By Leo22
Wow, this is the 1st movie I have gone to see with Liam Nelson and I was so disappointed! The movie was too slow! Boring! Bait and switch- the trailer on this movie is the only exciting thing...

By seanlovesheather
Fantastic movie, very violent, awesome storyline...

boring.

By drulondon
love liam but movie was creepy even slightly weird....

Gruesome!

By hephzibah99515
For no damn reason this movie is sickly gruesome, slow & yet has the nerve to attempt comedy! I like Liam, but this movie I do not like, do not recommend & warn that you watch at your own risk!...

Intense and dark

By ESSalter
BIG Liam Neeson fan, so went to see this. He did well, but story was darker than I thought and violence against women was uncomfortable....

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Rated R | For for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Crime story from skilled director has strong violence.
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