A Walk Among the Tombstones: FILM REVIEW
Liam Neeson's new action flick is 'a twisted tale worth following' says CBC's film critic
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.