First, we would like to thank Jack City for the advance screening tickets and shirts we won on their FB page. It's another Liam Neeson film, what more can you ask for?
Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is a former cop which is now an unlicensed private investigator. He came across the path of a drug dealer (Dan Stevens) who hires him to hunt down the guys who kidnapped and murdered his wife. At first, Matthew is reluctant to accept the job, but when he finds out that these guys are also the suspects of some brutal killings over the past. He investigates and hunts them down and tries to put an end to their crimes.
If you're wondering if the film is a heavy action thriller like Taken, well it isn't but A Walk Among the Tombstones is a very effective crime thriller, well thanks to an admirable presence Liam Neeson brings to the table. With Neeson, using his voice talent more this year in animated films like Khumba, The Nut Job and the successful The Lego Movie. He comes back here and generates a likable character who enters a mysterious trail without being too flashy or an extraordinary agent with special skills that can dispatch wolves or dozen guys in a jiffy.
The story is compelling, keeping the pace very straightforward and manages to deliver. The film mostly relies on dialogues and uses very minimal action but still creates a heart-pounding atmosphere for the audience to enjoy. The detective format was refreshing, and even the film is a bit dragging at times; Neeson finds a way to make it spectacular.
Overall, A Walk Among the Tombstones produces a solid gripping crime thriller film. It also cements the legacy of Liam Neeson as one of the best stars in his generation. Hopefully, this film is just the start of a brand-new series we can all look forward to in the years to come.
Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars
Cast: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour
Directed by: Scott Frank
Distributed by: Solar Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide