One of my colleagues used to be a die-hard fan of LIAM NEESON.
He’s still very much is.
For chills and thrills galore, this middle-aged actor never fails to deliver the pow-wow, my comrade gushes.
That is, until 2 years ago, TAKEN 2 was certified a critical flop, yet still maintaining the commercial success status. It confirms that one bad bite does not speak for the entire apple.
In “A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES”, NEESON returns in top form, armed with his famous scowl and menacing glare. It is yet another of those “girl kidnapped, now go bash up the baddies”.
. Based on a 1992 novel, the film’s expounds a private detective who’s hired by a drug dealer to hunt his slain wife’s murderers.
Midway through his investigations, he learns that it is not the first time that these lawless men are commiting such hideous crimes and yet are uncaught by the police. Why?
Our story begins before the year 2000. “A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES” offers nothing new in terms of characterization for NEESON.
He is still looking gaunt and depressed, tackling his cases calmly and effectively, shocking the balls off the bad guys, even relentless ransom demands over the phone with his daredevil attitude.
In “TOMBSTONES” he plays a self-employed private detective named Matthew Scudder, who’s a former cop trying to conceal his dark alcoholic past.
Viewers will have the pleasure to see him bursting into the crime scene, trying to solve crimes with his unorthodox methods. NEESON is still in his usual element role as an action hero.
And it won’t be his last role.
LIAM NEESON is a brand that spells box office success!
Set in 1990s New York, A Walk Among The Tombstones is a gritty noir that uncovers a violent city where corruption and violence fester.
Scutter (NEESON) is roped in by an acquaintance to assist his elder brother, a yuppie drug trafficker Kenny Kristo (Dan Stevens). His wife has been abducted.
Kenny pays the ransom, but the kidnappers still butchers her to death.
Now he vows revenge.
The disturbing case grows more complicated as Scutter learns that the murderers ( David Harbour and Adam David Thompson) are specifically targeting the loved ones of drug dealers, knowing that these drug merchants would not want to get the Police involved.
Using traditional investigative skills rather than muscle, he trains an Internet-savvy, homeless black teen named TJ (Brian “Astro” Bradley) to monitor his calls.
NO SPOILERS from here.
Go to watch this pow-wow movie if you wanna know the creepy answers.
“TOMBSTONES” directed by SCOTT FRANK is harrowing , bloody and will give you nightmares.
The tone-of-voice is chilling and somber.
It is an edge of your seat horror thriller that invites you over for a quiet evening of murder.
RATING: 4 out of 5 (for sadism, brutality and mayhem).