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Release Date: September 19th, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2015

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson), formerly part of the NYPD, now works as an unlicensed private detective. His latest client is a drug trafficker (Dan Stevens) whose wife was kidnapped and brutally murdered, and as Scudder delves deeper, he finds that the crime's sequence is the modus operandi of the perpetrators. Before they can strike again and destroy other lives, Scudder races through the back streets of New York to catch the killers, blurring the lines between lawful and criminal as he goes.

Cast: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook, Maurice Compte, Adam David Thompson, Astro , Sebastian Roché

Director: Scott Frank

Genres: Mystery, Crime drama, Action

Production Co: Exclusive Media, Jersey Films, Cross Creek Pictures, Double Feature Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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  • None of the film's tropes — fancy camera angles, dark streets, persistent rain, psycho killers in doomy settings, Scudder trudging around the city on their trail — can hide the essential hollowness of a not-very-interesting revenge tale that takes a not-at-all-welcome turn into grisly, ugly horror. show more

  • As nauseating as the film's inventive sadisms can be, Frank succeeds far more in the details than in the larger picture that tries to relate this world to ours. show more

  • Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, A Walk Among the Tombstones is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson. show more

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