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Sunday, 21 September 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES


Every now and then you watch a detective movie hoping it to be something Sherlock Holmes (TV Series) but time and time again you will be disappointed.

A walk among the tombstones tells a story of a retired police, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) who is now an unlicensed private eye who got roped into a mystery murder of drug traffickers wife's. Upon initial investigation, it seems like they kidnappers only kidnaps drug traffickers wife's or kids.

THE GOOD

The shows has the most creepy atmosphere ever when they reveal the kidnappers with their methods and it invoke the feeling of fear and helplessness for the victims. It also shows that how twisted a person's mind can be and what they are capable of. Come to think of it, sometimes I guess it is not about the money at all. As usual, Liam Neeson alone carries the show perfectly with his cocky method and also his drinking problems.

THE BAD

The pacing of the movie is super inconsistent. At times you get a super fast paced moment and then it goes downhill with unnecessary dialog which did not need to happen in the first place. The clue should be harder to find as throughout the movie everything seems to easy to be uncovered. Feels draggy at certain scenes because as mention it was just put there as filler with unnecessary dialog. 

CONCLUSION

While it is Liam Neeson acting in this movie, do not expect something like Taken. This is a much slower pace movie with an unpolished Mr Neeson. The only similar trait is his drinking issues and that is about it. If you like movies that keep you on your feet while you are busy solving the mystery, this movie is for you. Just make sure that you have enough sleep. 

TL;DR: Liam Neeson catches kidnappers. End of story.  

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