The Walker
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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 husbands are too busy running the country to attend to their wives, they turn to their "gay best friend," Carter, for warmth, wit and wisdom. Carter's loyalty is tested when his dearest friend finds herself on the brink of a scandal that could destroy her reputation and her husband's career. Offering to cover for her, Carter suppresses… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Page is a great character in search of a movie, and "The Walker" doesn't provide it."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"[G]uilty of the most mortal of all movie sins: It's dull."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"A mystery that isn't mysterious, a thriller that's barely thrilling."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Written and directed with elegant finesse by Paul Schrader, the film is a character study wrapped in a story of political and corporate misconduct."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This is no masterpiece, but a fine-tuned little thriller packed with meticulously chosen details of character and place."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A social dandy finds out he has an unexpected inner strength."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"If Schrader was willing to enliven the pace, The Walker would easily become a riveting thriller, but the situation gets resolved with too much ease."
‑ Eric Kohn, New York Press
"The rattling whispers of political critique come off as fledgling efforts to give the film an importance above what it is"
‑ Chris Cabin,
"There is good writing here, and Thomas is very good as always, but the movie works because of Harrelson's performance."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Walker is a well-lubed vehicle for Schrader's own sunset cruise."
‑ Rob Nelson, Film Comment Magazine
"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."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Though hardly a revelatory journey, it's a stroll that offers some modest pleasures along the way."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Harrelson's overly pronounced southern accent doesn't come close to its alleged Virginian origin in a slight murder mystery where we care nothing for the victim, the suspect or the identity of the killer."
‑ Cole Smithey,
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