Film review: A Walk Among The Tombstones (15, 114 mins)

Neeson revels in thinking woman’s crumpet roles

Friday, 19th September 2014, 9:00 am
A Walk Among The Tombstones: Liam Neeson
A Walk Among The Tombstones: Liam Neeson

Unspeakably bad things to happen to good people throughout Scott Frank’s film without any guarantee that justice will prevail.

Liam Neeson wades through this moral quagmire in typically robust fashion as the private eye who risks his life for clients in order to atone for one particular sin committed during his inglorious past as an NYPD cop.

When a shoot-out on the streets of 1991 New York City ends in senseless tragedy, booze-sodden officer Matt Scudder (Neeson) hangs up his badge and embraces sobriety with the support of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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A Walk Among The Tombstones is a solid and involving genre piece that lays the groundwork for further adaptations.