The Walker
The Walker (2007)

Carter Page is a well-heeled and popular socialite who serves as confidant, companion, and card partner to some of the capitol's leading ladies. These pampered women are married to the most powerful men in America, and when their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 22, 2008
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53%
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28%


Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a strong performance from Woody Harrelson, The Walker can be slow and dull at times, detracting from the talented cast.

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's vaguely interesting, but vagueness isn't a big turn-on for most audiences. You keep wishing The Walker would break into an extended run in some direction. But instead it merely meanders.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Page is a great character in search of a movie, and "The Walker" doesn't provide it.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Written and directed with elegant finesse by Paul Schrader, the film is a character study wrapped in a story of political and corporate misconduct.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

This is no masterpiece, but a fine-tuned little thriller packed with meticulously chosen details of character and place.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A social dandy finds out he has an unexpected inner strength.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

There is good writing here, and Thomas is very good as always, but the movie works because of Harrelson's performance.

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Rob Nelson
Film Comment Magazine

The Walker is a well-lubed vehicle for Schrader's own sunset cruise.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wittily entertaining stuff, with the cast clearly relishing their snarky dialogue. Plus, the backdrop of political double dealing, with references to Whitewater and other D.C. shenanigans, adds an extra element of interest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
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… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Walker," Carter Page III(Woody Harrelson) is the son of a Watergate prosecutor and grandson of a plantation owner. He… More
Mark Walker
The last time writer/director Paul Schrader delved into the seedy world of male escorts was in 1980 with "American Gigolo". That film gained… More
Cameron Johnson
Nailed subtle emotion, balanced heavy emotion and commitment to the gay element in a single role? Forget it, Woody Harrelson is officially on my favorite actors… More
paul sandberg
A wonderful performance by Woody Harrelson and some crisp dialogue mask a rather weak who-done-it. As it takes place in the nation's capital, somehow… More
Sol C
On the positive, the acting was very good. On the negative, the pacing was off. Some scenes go too slow. It was also very predictable.