Universal Pictures Home Entertainment sent me the recently released A Walk Among the Tombstones for review on my movie blog. The film is about a P.I. who is hired by someone to track down the men who brutally murdered his wife. The movie stars Liam Neeson. He’s an excellent actor and he doesn’t disappoint in this film. A Walk Among the Tombstones is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. Continue reading to learn five things about the movie.
Five Things About A Walk Among the Tombstones
The main character is an ex-cop
The story starts off in 1991 and involves a cop, Matt Scudder, in a shoot-out. The story then flashes forward to 1998. The movie doesn’t explain why (until later in the story), but the main character is now a private investigator. He’s hired by a drug trafficker to track down his wife’s killers. During his investigation, Scudder discovers the murderers are actually serial killers.
There isn’t a lot of action
When I saw the trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones, I was expecting an action movie like Taken. There is some action in this film, but not as much as I expected. The movie was more of a whodunit type of mystery. This isn’t a bad thing — just something to keep in mind. I actually like mysteries.
A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson is the star of movie. He played the part of the main character, Matt Scudder. I thought Liam did an excellent job and made the character very realistic. The film also featured Dan Stevens (Kenny Kristo), Boyd Holbrook (Peter Kristo), David Harbour (Ray), Adam David Thompson (Albert), Sebastian Roché (Yuri Landau), Maurice Compte (Danny Ortiz), Patrick McDade (Bar Owner), Luciano Acuna Jr. (Dominican Banger), Hans Marrero (Dominican Banger), Laura Birn (Leila Alvarez), Kim Rosen (waitress – Jenny), Eric Nelsen (Howie), Jon Goracy (Bag Boy), Razane Jammal (Carrie Kristo), and Stephanie Andujar (cashier). A Walk Among the Tombstones was directed by Scott Frank.
The Blu-ray includes two bonus features
A Walk Among the Tombstones includes the movie on DVD, Blu-ray and digital HD. In addition, both the Blu-ray and DVD includes a bonus feature: A Look Behind the Tombstones. This special feature investigates the many characters of A Walk Among the Tombstones. The Blu-ray includes another special feature called Private Eye. In this bonus, author Lawrence Block and screenwriter/director Scott Frank discuss the complex character of Matt Scudder and how he transforms from page to screen.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is rated R
The 114-minute movie is rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity. There were only a couple of breast scenes, but they were on the disturbing side. Some of the scenes were also bloody and there was profanity throughout the film.
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