DVD Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones
Liam Neeson’s A Walk Among The Tombstones is a film that my old Cinema Manager friend told me not to bother watching. Whilst I heeded her words for it’s big screen run, I do have a soft spot for Liam, so gave into my curiosities for the DVD release.
I’m glad I did. Tombstones is a bit of a slow burner, at least to begin with, but it weaves an interesting story. Liam plays the role of Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating in that very grey area, just outside the law. Things get even murkier when Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down those responsible for kidnapping and brutally murdering his wife. It’s essentially a last chance at redemption for Scudder as he learns that it may be the work of some twisted serial killers.
Whilst not quite up the the original Brian Mills, Tombstones is a fairly decent police drama, that is really only letdown by it’s inability to end well.
Rating: R16 Violence, sexual violence and offensive language.