The Walker (2007) Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty, Moritz Bleibtreu, Mary Beth Hurt, Lily Tomlin, Willem Dafoe Movie Review

The Walker (2007)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Woody Harrelson in The Walker (2007)

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Carter Page III (Woody Harrelson) is many things; he's related to some very powerful men which has given him major connections, he is also a gay man who likes to gossip which is why when one of his wealthy society friends require an escort to an event which their husbands won't attend they turn to Carter as he isn't a threat to their marriages. But whilst these women enjoy having Carter escort them publicly they are not with out sin when it comes secret affairs and when one woman's secret lover turns up dead she asks Carter to provide her with an alibi. But in doing so Carter finds himself in trouble with the police which in turn causes Carter to start his own investigation in to what happened before he ends up in even more trouble.

So let me see; we have a gay man who escorts wealthy women who covers for one when her secret lover is found murdered. In doing so he finds himself under the spotlight and sets about trying to find out who did it because of some time prior to the murder the gay man had an exchange of words with the victim. That is it and it is if someone took a storyline from a Perry Mason movie, dumped Perry's character and replaced it with dialogue, lots of dialogue, lots of mind numbingly boring dialogue with characters unable to censor there loquacious lips, would be surprised if the word loquacious was used as well because it seems these people almost have a poetic nature to constructing sentences and using words.

I hope you can fathom out that "The Walker" did very little for me and in truth considering the calibre of its cast I ended up disappointed. Despite having the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty and Lily Tomlin this movie is all about Woody Harrelson and the character of Cater. Now I like Harrelson as an actor but he so stiff through out this movie that he seems lost as to what he should be doing. On top of that it seems like what instruction he has had is to play Carter as a bitchy gay man which doesn't work when the character is so inconsistent.

What this all boils down to is that "The Walker" did very little for me and found its dialogue heavy nature laborious considering that we are in just murder mystery territory. Not only that the impressive cast ends up criminally under used which is as disappointing as some of the long winded dialogue.