A Walk Among The Tombstones Movie Review

This fantastic film was released in 2014 and since then it has only grown in renown. It has a 6.5/10 star rating on IMDB so despite its age this film has aged well.

It is rated R for several reasons which we will delve into later on in this article.

A Walk Among The Tombstones Movie Review

A Walk Among the Tombstones was written and directed by Scott Frank who was also involved in films like Marley and Me, Logan, Malice, The Lookout, Little Man Tate, and several other successful movies. 

Overall, everything about this movie is impressive. But don’t let us tell you what to think. Let’s delve into other aspects of this movie so that you can make up your own mind.

What Is The Story?

We will try to keep our overview of the story as spoiler free and broad as possible. So, here we go. The story starts with a character named Matthew Scudder who used to be part of the NYPD.

After he left the force, Matt started working as an unlicensed private detective. His most recent client is a drug trafficker whose wife has been kidnapped and then murdered.

As detective Scudder delves into this murder he finds that there is more to this case than meets the eye.

As Matt Scudder traverses the back streets of New York to catch the perpetrator you have the wonderful blurring of lines between lawful detective and criminal. 

The Cast

Don’t deny it, some of you judge a movie by the cast. Well, it is not a bad way to get an idea on what the movie will be like.

Some actors are known for certain roles after all. That aside, it can be important to pick movies that have your favorite actors in it.

Somehow that makes some movies more enjoyable to watch. 

So, let’s check out who start in the 2014 A Walk Among the Tombstone:

  • Matthew Scudder Played by Liam Neeson
  • Kenny Kristo Played by Dan Stevens
  • Ray Played by David Harbour
  • Peter Kristo Played by Boyd Holbrook
  • Albert Played by Adam David Thompson
  • TJ Played by Stro
  • Reuben Played by Mark Consuelos

Well, that cast is quite impressive, isn’t it. If you like Liam Neeson movies then this film is bound to be a good fit for you. 

Parent’s Guide

Clearly this film is not intended for children. It is rated R in the United States. This means that there are certain themes present in the film that may not be appropriate for children to view. 

Violence And Gore

There are themes of violence and gore present in this movie. The scenes that are violent or contain gore can be considered quite disturbing.

Before we talk about some of the parts of this film that are considered to be violent, we just like to mention that the scenes we are going to mention, however vaguely, may be considered to be spoilers.

So, read further at your own risk.

For example there are scenes where you will see bags of dismembered body parts, violent shoot-outs, a man with a slit throat, a woman having her shirt ripped off and her breast cut off, and more. 

Profane Language

There is bad language and profanity present in this film. According to IMDB there are at least twenty-seven cases of the word ‘fuck’ used.

There are other profane or lewd words used in this film.

Drugs And Alcohol

This film contains several references to drug use and alcoholism.

If you are sensitive to this kind of thing, or you do not want your children exposed to drugs and alcohol then do not watch this movie. 

Intense And Frightening Scenes

This film is a suspense film which means that the whole film is tense. There are some violent scenes and others that contain gore which can be considered to be frightening.

So make sure to bear that in mind when you are considering this film for you or your children. 

Our Opinion

It is finally time to talk about what we think of this movie. The plot kind of takes you in circles a little, but overall this movie is full of action and tension.

It is not a film that we would recommend for children as there are quite heavily violent scenes as well as profane language.

But for those of you that are of age, this is a pretty good suspense movie. The twists and turns are relatively surprising, but there are some that you can work out if you are paying attention. 

Overall, this movie is a pretty good movie, but it is important that you understand that it can be a little intense for certain people 

Final Thoughts

We hope that you enjoyed reading this movie review. A Walk Among the Tombstones is a pretty good movie and one that will certainly impress the right people.

If you are of age and interested in this film, just make sure to check out this film. You won’t regret it.

If you liked this article, you might enjoy our post, ‘Ride Along Movie Review‘.

Max Roberts