Liam Neeson is best thing about noir-like 'Tombstones'

September 18, 2014 10:45 PM

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Liam Neeson is best thing about noir-like 'Tombstones'

It's not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank's adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block's long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder.

Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned and modeled on a film noir, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late-career transformation into an action hero.

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