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Edge of the seat thriller.

A Walk Among The Tombstones 114mins 15 LIAM Neeson is a cynical gumshoe tasked with finding out who killed a kidnap victim in this enjoyably nasty thriller, adapted from Lawrence Block's book.

Fans of the actor's recent action flicks - Taken, Unknown, Non-Stop - may not appreciate the film's heavy reliance on dialogue but here's a blockbuster with brains.

Set in New York just before the turn of the Millennium, our man is former-cop-turnedprivate eye Matthew Scudder who's hired by a New York drug dealer (Dan Stevens) to hunt down the men who kidnapped and then murdered his wife.

Unlike Bryan Mills, the hero of the two Taken movies, Scudder is a more restrained character who doesn't carry a gun and would rather talk his way out of trouble than start blasting. This, together with personal demons, makes him someone we can more easily like.

But you'll need a strong stomach to survive the very graphic violence, which, despite driving the story forwards, may make you lose your lunch.

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