Felt the noirish/neo-noirish elements from films like Experiment in Terror, Zodiac, and the various classic private eye films of the 40s-50s. It might not be an all-time classic like the films I mentioned, but it's still a high quality noir-thriller, which at times is quite suspenseful and dark. Definitely recommended.
Old-fashioned. Dizzying in its rigid adherence to cliche and illogic if too much thought is expended. I had a good time watching it, though. But who am I? Liam Neeson strikes me as the kind of guy who looks like he's carrying the crushing weight of the past when he's just tying his shoe. We can loathe the system but still plug into our reactionary side by getting our rocks off on this kind of good-ol' rogue law.
Dir Scott Frank, Liam Neeson (this time he's not invincible father, but good), Abnormal serial killer, all wonderful. However, this is DP Mihai Mraimare Jr Show (who shooted Coppola's "Youth Without Youth", PTA's"The Master"). Every single scene is picturesquely desolate and absolutely superb. Ofc, that incredible shots match the hard-boiled atmosphere of movie. SOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD
Just the sort of cruel and vengeful thriller that jumps my bones, I admit. That's either something that thrills you or turns you off -- but Liam Neeson is truly powerful here as a disgraced cop seeking redemption via horrific circumstances, and some of the cinematography and action on display here is excellent. Moody and effective gumshoe thriller.
A good slice of gritty neo noir with excellent acting and direction. Neeson is perfect in the lead role but its a shame that the villains don't get more exposure and screen time. The downside is that the plot is a little scattershot and some side plots could've been left on the cutting room floor. Still this is a suspenseful and well made thriller of a sort that we don't see much of these days.