“ A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES” is a recently released movie directed by Scott Frank, based on a novel by Lawrence Black. The movie stars Liam Neeson playing the role of Matt Scudder, an unlicensed private detective who was once an ex cop and an alcoholic. He is hired by a drug lord to hunt down the perpetrators of his wife’s kidnapping and subsequent murder.
I am a fan of Liam Neeson. I was not disappointed in his acting. I thought that all the characters played their roles well, including a young actor portraying a street child who has aspirations to be a detective and who bonds with the hero.
However despite having written the above, I can not recommend this movie. Watching a violent, grisly movie portraying blood and dismemberment of women is not my idea of spending an enjoyable evening with friends. My companions felt the same way. Some were very incensed and felt the movie was degrading to women. Not a movie for ladies.