Saturday, May 2, 2015

#JustaQuickiePlease: A Walk Among the Tombstones Review

Fairly unknown director, Scott Frank, brings us a well-crafted story that is as deeply engrossing as it is disturbing.  Neeson, who has quickly become typecast as the geriatric action hero, takes a much-needed break from his bigger budget throw downs to deliver a subtly sophisticated and poignantly disciplined performance.  In this venture, he is a haunted and shady private eye which becomes enmeshed in a diabolically evil series of kidnappings and murders among a collective of lesser evils by comparison.   His journey is further complicated by the involuntary camaraderie of a young runaway and aspiring detective.  The acting is authentic and convincing.  The plot, although a bit convoluted, is thoroughly engaging, possessing a unique and effective indie styling.   It is a refreshing thriller that keeps one step ahead of the audience until the bitter end.  4 out of 5 Kernels: A dark little picture that deceives with just the right amount of genuineness and hope.

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