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A Walk Among the Tombstones: FILM REVIEW

Liam Neeson's new movie A Walk Among the Tombstones may surprise you, says CBC film critic Eli Glasner

Liam Neeson's new action flick is 'a twisted tale worth following' says CBC's film critic

CBC film critic Eli Glasner says Liam Neeson's new movie may surprise you 3:00

Liam Neeson is back on the big screen this weekend in Scott Frank's A Walk Among the Tombstones.

The Irish actor has developed a reputation for revenge roles ever since he kicked butt across Europe in Luc Besson's Taken series.

Now, Hollywood's favourite angry man plays Matthew Scudder, the recovering alcoholic ex-cop from Lawrence Block's bestselling crime novels.

Unlike Neeson's unstoppable hero in Taken​, Scudder is a man beaten down by life but still blundering ahead.

The character's faults give a refreshing depth to what's become a familiar role for the actor.

"It's Philip Marlowe meets Fletch as he stumbles toward a solution," says CBC film critic Eli Glasner. 

A Walk Among the Tombstones is in theatres Friday.

Watch Eli Glasner's full review in the video above.