A Walk Among the Tombstones Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
A Walk Among the Tombstones Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Liam Neeson at the TIFF premiere of The Other Man. Sunday September 7, 2008.

Universal Studios’ “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is an action/thriller film starring Liam Neeson. It is written and directed by Scott Frank. The cast members include: Dan Stevens, Boyd Holbrook, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Mark Consuelos, David Harbour, Adam David Thompson, Sebastian Roche and Olafur Darri Olafsson. “A Walk Among the Tombstones” opens in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. Read on to learn more about the film’s synopsis, including reviews from top critics.

“A Walk Among the Tombstones” Synopsis:

The film is set in 1999, when Matt Scudder (Neeson), a unlicensed private investigator, was called by Kenny (Stevens), a drug dealer, to help him find his wife’s kidnappers and to avenge her without going through the legal system. You see, Kenny’s wife is kidnapped. After he has paid the ransom amounting to $400,000, the kidnappers did return his wife, only she was no longer breathing.

Having learned from a cemetery’s groundkeeper (Olafsson) about the killers’ identities, Scudder searches for the duo (Harbour and Thompson). He is aided by an unlikely teenager, TJ (Bradley).

“A Walk Among the Tombstones” Review:

As of this writing, the Liam Neeson-starrer film has scored 54 percent on Metacritic and 67 percent of Rotten Tomatoes, with 97 percent of moviegoers like to see it.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Frank Scheck praised Neeson’s performance in the film and even referred to the movie as a “would-be franchise starter.”

“A Walk Among the Tombstones is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson,” said Scheck in his review in THR.

Meanwhile, Dan Jolin of Empire has nothing but good words for the film. He also rated it four out of five stars.

“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 a new film series,” wrote Jolin in his review in Empire.

What do you think of “A Walk Among the Tombstones”? Did Liam Neeson deliver a thrilling performance? Let us know by posting your comments below.

There you have it for “A Walk Among the Tombstones” synopsis and review. It opens in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.

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