A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES
Review: Private detective Matthew Scudder is hired to find out those who are responsible for the kidnapping and murder of his wife and the men who are involved in the drug trade.
Director: Scott Frank
Actors: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Maurice Compte, Patrick McDade, Luciano Acuna Jr., Hans Marrero, Laura Birn, Adam David Thompson, Boyd Holbrook, Kim Rosen, Eric Nelsen and Stephanie Andujar
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and Thriller
Adapted from a novel by Lawrence Block. I didn’t enjoy this so much only because it stars Liam Neeson and to me it was just like all the other Taken films (2008, 2012, 2014). Once you have seen one knock out film starring Liam Neeson they are all pretty much the same and blur into one. It is a film we have seen done many a time. None of it seemed to grab my attention in any shape of form and found it to be completely boring. I thought the script was on the very weak side. Dan Stevens started off well and then it was as if he couldn’t even be bothered with the film himself. It was almost as if he got his pay cheque half way though filming and then gave up. Ruth Wilson was cast as Jo Durkin and filmed all of her scenes as Matt Scudder’s partner but then the director decided not to use her and all her scenes were cut. With her in it might have added a bit more interest. There are absolutely no surprises in this film. If you have seen the trailer for this then you have practically seen the whole film in 2 minutes. On the BBFC website it states that “during post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission”.