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      The Walker

      R Released Dec 7, 2007 1h 47m Drama List
      54% Tomatometer 63 Reviews 28% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Carter Page III (Woody Harrelson), an escort for the wives of some of the most powerful men in Washington, D.C., is also their friend and confidant, and he entertains the ladies at weekly canasta games. When his closest friend, Lynn (Kristin Scott Thomas), discovers her lover stabbed to death, Carter offers to shield her from scandal by reporting the crime himself. He becomes a suspect and, aided by his lover (Moritz Bleibtreu), must turn amateur detective to protect Lynn and himself. Read More Read Less
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      Despite a strong performance from Woody Harrelson, The Walker can be slow and dull at times, detracting from the talented cast.

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Rob Nelson Film Comment Magazine The Walker is a well-lubed vehicle for Schrader's own sunset cruise. Aug 24, 2009 Full Review Lisa Kennedy Denver Post Paul Schrader directs The Walker, and the writer has a way with understatement. Like his 1992 gem Light Sleeper, this movie draws you in with its reserve. Rated: 3/4 Jan 11, 2008 Full Review Niall Browne Movies in Focus There's much to recommend in The Walker, from the strong performances, to Schrader's slow and steady direction. Rated: 4/5 Mar 17, 2021 Full Review Bullz-Eye.com Rated: 3/5 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review James Berardinelli ReelViews Rated: 3/4 Jun 10, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Woody Harrelson is fun to watch but the flick itself was just so no fun. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member another winner from writer/director paul schrader Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Upon repeat viewings, one of Schrader's most tender, best looking, best acted and least compellingly written story of the inner torment of American male transformation from a happily shallow and passive erudite to a pained fully feeling mature human being. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Like great literature, it leaves the viewer pondering about the human condition. I liked it a lot! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Good solid movie with an excellent cast and a good acting job by Woody Harrelson. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Carter Page III: I have had some illusions shattered... I thought we weren't an aggressor nation. I thought there was a separation between church and state. Hell, I even thought that the people elected the president.  "Everyone loves a good scandal" The Walker is an example of great performances in search of a good movie. The whole time I was watching this film, I was thinking, this should be an amazing movie. Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomas both gave extraordinary performances. The film looked great and had an appeal to it that should have made me love it. But it never managed to suck me in. I was left feeling less than satisfied by the way Schrader managed the tempo and scandal. Schrader had some interesting ideas, but never managed to execute them to their fullest potential. Woody Harrelson plays Carter Page III, a gay escort who spends time with the rich women of D.C. His job is to keep them company, sometimes by playing cards with them. He drives them around , tells them how good they look, and talks to them about everything. One day he is driving Lynn Lockner  to where her lover is awaiting her. When she arrives she comes back out telling Carter that the man is dead. Carter decides to cover for her since this would ruin her and her husband's life, and tells the police that he found the man. This puts him as suspect number one, and he soon finds himself knee deep in a scandal. I preferred the last thirty minutes of the film to the first hour, fifteen. The first part of the movie is so dull and at times had me restless. The last part did start to pull me in again, but by that time it was really too late. The Walker had a lot potential, and I did enjoy the performances and the sophisticated sets, but Schrader could have had a masterpiece. Instead it's just a decent little dramatic scandal. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Carter Page III (Woody Harrelson), an escort for the wives of some of the most powerful men in Washington, D.C., is also their friend and confidant, and he entertains the ladies at weekly canasta games. When his closest friend, Lynn (Kristin Scott Thomas), discovers her lover stabbed to death, Carter offers to shield her from scandal by reporting the crime himself. He becomes a suspect and, aided by his lover (Moritz Bleibtreu), must turn amateur detective to protect Lynn and himself.
      Director
      Paul Schrader
      Producer
      Deepak Nayer
      Screenwriter
      Paul Schrader
      Distributor
      ThinkFilm
      Production Co
      Kintop Pictures, Ingenious Film Partners
      Rating
      R (Nude Images|Language|Some Violent Material)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 7, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 27, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $77.2K
      Runtime
      1h 47m