The Walker Synopsis
An escort (Woody Harrelson) for Washington's elite becomes embroiled in a murder case.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Has a wicked sense of humor.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This is not Schrader's finest work. The script is not tight, the ending disappoints, and there's a little too much drawn from "American...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A quietly enthralling film because it contains the murder and the investigation within Carter's smooth calm.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Harrelson's charming flamboyance - seen to great effect in "No Country for Old Men" - is a great fit for Carter, who carries no small...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though ultimately flawed, the film's depiction of velvet-gloved cruelty and matter-of-fact betrayal is surprisingly potent, and it's pure...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Schrader's main interest is not in the mystery, per se, but in the political intrigue of incestuous Washington, where conflicts of interest...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While it can be labeled a thriller or a murder mystery, the film is talky, unhurried, contains little action and shows more interest in how...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The brittle, very ''written'' catty quips meant to characterize Washington hypocrisy sound perfunctory; the story of an aging, self-hating...
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50

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
While it's hard to dismiss his intention or effort, Harrelson's one-note performance sinks the film.
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40

Austin Chronicle

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Guilty of the most mortal of all movie sins: It's dull.
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A Creatively Written Film

By Gary_the_Oscar_Buff
I'm afraid I disagree with some of the other reviewers here. First of all, this movie is different "art house different". Second, it is not a fast moving action packed thriller. It's a film with an...

'THE WALKER" IS SLOW SLOW SLOW

By ringmaster1
WASTED USE OF WOMEN. LILY TOMLIN HAD NOTHING TO DO IN THIS FILM. IT FELT LIKE A TWO HOUR EPISODE OF A TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK. NO ENGAGING CHARACTERS. POINTLESS SCRIPT; IT IS "AMERICAN GIGILO" IN...

The Walker

By zucchini
Wow This was painful to sit thru I usually love this director/writer but this went no where for me It was especially hard to watch Woody Harrelson with the accent/drawl he used in his speech What...

The Walker

By mparra
So great to see Lauren Bacall back in form in her crusty, acerbic turn as one of the elite dames of Washington society. As for the movie, it has an anachronistic feel better suited to the '70s. Not...

A Major Disappointment

By harlanny
A movie with such a great cast should have at least been tolerable. The writing and directing were almost cliche like....

so-so could have been go-go

By spataburk
Well filmed movie just misses being a compelling one. If story had both attended more to the homophobe, political climate and perhaps clarified the murder mystery aspect a bit, both the director's...

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Rated R | For language, some violent material and nude images