Film review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

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Unspeakably bad things to happen to good people throughout Scott Frank’s film without any guarantee that justice will prevail.

Liam Neeson wades through this moral quagmire in typically robust fashion as the private eye who risks his life for clients in order to atone for one particular sin committed during his inglorious past as an NYPD cop.

Undated Film Still Handout from A Walk Among The Tombstones. Pictured: Liam Film Reviews. See PA Feature FILM Neeson. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment One. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Undated Film Still Handout from A Walk Among The Tombstones. Pictured: Liam Film Reviews. See PA Feature FILM Neeson. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment One. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

When a shoot-out on the streets of 1991 New York City ends in senseless tragedy, booze-sodden officer Matt Scudder (Neeson) hangs up his badge and embraces sobriety with the support of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A Walk Among The Tombstones is a solid and involving genre piece that lays the groundwork for further adaptations.