Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
|Release Date||:||September 18, 2014|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Double Feature Films, Jersey Films, 1984 Private Defense Contractors, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Traveling Picture Show Company (TPSC), Free State Pictures, Da Vinci Media Ventures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Scott Frank, Renee Burke|
|Writers||:||Scott Frank, Lawrence Block|
|Casts||:||Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook, Adam David Thompson, Razane Jammal, Astro, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Marina Squerciati, Sebastian Roché, Mark Consuelos, Whitney Able, Maurice Compte, Marielle Heller, Annika Peterson, Frank De Julio, Laura Birn, Toshiko Onizawa, Patrick McDade, Luciano Acuna Jr., Hans Marrero, Kim Rosen, Eric Nelsen, Jon Goracy, Stephanie Andujar, Al Nazemian, Sophia Frank, Susham Bedi, Purva Bedi, Novella Nelson, Natia Dune, Genevieve Adams, Liana De Laurent, Danielle Rose Russell, David Anzuelo, Samuel Mercedes, Mike Figueroa, Mike Carlsen, Leon Addison Brown, Damion Lee, Jolly Abraham, Nina Polan, Briana Marin, Arthur Gerunda, Fabrizio Brienza, Dennis Jay Funny, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Louise G. Colón|
|Plot Keywords||:||based on novel, murder, mafia, private investigator, new york city, alcoholic, kingpin, wife murder, matt scudder|
Doubting whether audiences do really know the existence of this crime film due to poor marketing, Liam Neeson's name alone however has no problem at all to draw a solid walk-ins, and surprisingly it turns out to be a compelling story compared to his previous roles. Unlike the other same genre, this does not filled with action-packed scenes, but progresses steadily and methodically in details just like a real investigation in daily life, making it appears to be a chilling drama thriller. Not much of plot twists, but certain creepy moments with solid scores, riveting performance from the hero himself and the supporting casts, nasty and eerie crime heavily based on drugs and alcohol, the surprisingly "muted" ending style are more than enough to guarantee an intense, enjoyable, old-fashioned and watchable psycho- thriller.