A Walk Among the Tombstones is based on the book by Lawrence Block and is all about Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson), a former cop and a reformed alcoholic who pays the bills by being a private investigator. A drug dealer hires him to find his wife’s killers. During the course of his investigation he finds out that the perpetrators are depraved serial sex offenders and murderers.
Matthew Scudder’s fellow rehab attendee Peter Kristo (Boyd Holbrook) requests Matthew Scudder to see Peter’s brother, Kenny (Dan Stevens). Kenny’s wife was kidnapped, raped, and brutally mutilated by two sick psychopaths. Since Matthew Scudder is not licensed and Kenny is a drug dealer, Kenny wants Matthew Scudder to find them so Kenny can kill them. Matthew Scudder refuses at first, but takes the job after listening to an audio recording the killers made of Kenny’s wife after they kidnapped her.
As the movie progresses, the plot thickens as a young girl is kidnapped. As an element of surprise, the kidnappers prey on drug dealers, and the loved one’s being kidnapped never again see the light of day.
What’s striking about the movie is that fact that all the characters are very distinct, inherently solid, and are well fleshed-out.
However, the cluttered climax is the only lead down about the movie. One is left with a bitter taste in their mouth as the film ends. There is no detailed explanation about the killers psychology; something that will leave you high and dry.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is all about Liam Neeson and one can say that this one could be counted as one of his best.
All in all, like any good thriller, this one keeps you guessing till the end.
A near perfect setting, a near perfect plan and a near perfect thriller; well that's what A Walk Among The Tombstones is all about. A Walk Among th...3.5