My Take – Liam Neeson is awesome & yes he has nailed it again in this well crafted thriller!! Even though the initial plot is kinda of a cliche, but the intense & gritty setting of NYC manages to keep you hooked on for its nearly 120 minutes run time.
People who are looking for a “Taken” type of film will be quite disappointed, as this more of “The Grey” kind of film, in other words, less action more crime drama. There’s a slight humor added well to the on going proceedings by Brian “Astro” Bradley which is sure to be lapped up by everyone. I wasn’t particularly happy with David Harbour & Adam Thompson’s portrayals as the killers, but the grisly glimpses into the killers’ barbaric methods in bits and pieces are sure to churn your stomach.
The real winner of this film is the brilliantly crafted screenplay & gritty direction of Scott Frank. Overall A Walk Among the Tombstones is a grim, mournful, and often graphically violent detective drama, which may not appeal to everyone, but being a fan of the detective noir genre, oh please give more!!