A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
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Too much of everything
If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Good story, Not enough for a whole film
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
I think it was a good movie and do not understand it is below 7 in the rankings here.In fact, I avoided it for a long time for the same reason. It was therefore a pleasant surprise.There are many films that have scored 7 which is worse than this in my opinion. Maybe it's because Liam has got a reputation where it is expected more action. But this is not an action type of movie. If you like movies like "Seven", "Cape fear" and that kind of crime movies i think you should give this one a try. Not to compare or equate at all.
My roommate and I don't usually rent porn together, but this was different. This just so happened to be the worst porn I've ever rented. Terrible plot. Who would believe a bunch of big, strong-armed Russian men would take so much time to kidnap the daughter of a karate-master?? I thought maybe after the whole "Taken" situation they would regroup and maybe collaborate with Liam, I mean look at all the connection he has! And I'm sure he'd be happy to redirect their business model into a legal opportunity for the underpaid minority of white middle-aged women Lots of beautiful of-age women that would ask for next-to-nothing to do the scenes! Didn't believe anyone was really into the script the whole movie. Liam really got screwed on this movie, but it certainly wasn't on-camera! Soft-Core at best.
Liam Neeson is finally out of his "Taken" franchise and gets a chance to perform as a human being rather than just act. He's an unlicensed private detective who resigned from the NYPD after accidentally shooting and killing a little girl after drinking. He's since joined AA.He's hired by a civilized-sounding drug dealer whose wife was kidnapped. The dealer wants to know who they are, since he's paid the ransom and the kidnappers tortured and killed her anyway, cutting her up into little pieces and distributing them in trash bags here and there. Neeson digs into the case a little and finds that two or three men have been doing the same thing for some time -- not just serial killers, but genuine menaces to humanity.Neesom acquires a kind of acolyte, a black kid who has sickle cell anemia (don't worry; no bathos) and loves private eyes like Sam Spade. Neesom himself plays the role as subdued. Not subdued because he's not bothering to animate the character, but subdued in the sense that he seems like a perfectly normal, if wary, kind of guy. He's not the whirling dervish of the "Taken" movies at all. He can be coshed and beaten painfully and suffer from the beating for hours afterward. (Again, no bathos; this is part of his life.) No love interest, no spectacular shoot outs, nobody's head is wrenched off, no wisecracks. It's a tense and suspenseful movie about a good man trying to do something worthwhile and trying to cope with his weaknesses.Neesom can be a fine actor given the right role. He has an endearingly lumpy face and his nose begins in the middle of his forehead. It's well worth catching.
Liam Neeson in a thriller about kidnapping (what, again? yes, again). It's well acted, but there are just too many problems with it, mainly plot-related. It goes from place to place in a weird way, seems to go one way but goes to another. But mainly it's just pointless. At least twice during the movie I thought it's the end, but it continued. When it actually ended, I thought: So what's the point?Side note: All the gun fights scenes were incredibly loud. I don't know if that's a problem of the film or the cinema itself - because all the other scenes were in decent volume - but those scenes (especially all the guns firing) were so incredibly loud that it actually hurt my ears (or perhaps I shouldn't go to the cinema with a headache/migraine).