Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit

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7.6

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Nels Coxman leads the perfect quiet life until his son is murdered by a Drugs Cartel, setting him on a violent path of revenge, in Cold Pursuit starring Liam Neeson

Cold Pursuit is the Hollywood remake of the Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, released in 2014.

One thing that is clear, is the masterstroke of using the same director as the original.

Hans Petter Moland created a brilliant dark comedy with the original and carries this across to Cold Pursuit.


The result is a polished version, which manages to surprise in many ways.

What Is Cold Pursuit About?

Honestly, the premise seems to look like every other Liam Neeson revenge flick.

Nels Coxman works as a snowplow driver in a snowy, quiet town. Everything changes when his son is killed by a drug gang, even though his son was not involved in any bad stuff.

Nels decides to take matters into his own hands and starts hunting down the people responsible for his son's death.

As he goes after the bad guys, he discovers secrets and unexpected twists in a dark and sometimes funny adventure.

It's a story of revenge, but also a story of how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when pushed to their limits.

There are few movies that manage to mix graphic violence with humour, think In Bruges meets Fargo and you get an idea of what to expect.

Cold Pursuit Official Trailer

Is Cold Pursuit Worth Watching?

Undoubtedly, the cinematography is a standout. Hans Petter Moland does a fine job of getting the most out of the mountainous scenery.

It has to be said, I really did not expect a great deal from this film. As soon as you see Liam Neeson cast in the lead, the first thought is this is just another Taken movie re-packaged.

However, Neeson does a great job here with the extremely twisted script. In fact, there are some very strong performances from the whole cast.

William Forsythe is great playing an ex hitman who also happens to be the brother of Neeson's character.

Overall, Cold Pursuit, is packed full of outlandish characters. There are two rival drug gangs and a thoroughly unlikeable Viking, played by Tom Bateman (Behind Her Eyes) as well as two cops who have to clean up the whole mess made by this mad bunch.

Cold Pursuit was a great surprise. Yes, it starts off just like every other Liam Neeson movie, but it quickly changes direction.

So if you are looking for a good action movie with a very different tone to the rest, Cold Pursuit is just the movie for you.

Cast Of Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman

Tom Bateman as Trevor “Viking” Calcote

Tom Jackson as White Bull Legrew

Emmy Rossum as Kim Dash, a Kehoe police officer

Domenick Lombardozzi as Mustang, a senior enforcer for Viking

Julia Jones as Aya, Viking's Ute former wife and mother of his son

John Doman as Gip Gipsky, Kim's partner

Laura Dern as Grace, Nels' wife

Aleks Paunovic as Detective Osgard

William Forsythe as Wingman Coxman, former hitman for Viking's father

Raoul Trujillo as Thorpe Wills, a member of the Ute people and enforcer for White Bull

Michael Eklund as Speedo Milliner

Good

  • Excellent Camera Work
  • Unexpectedly Funny
  • Unique Style for this Kind of Film

Bad

  • Some Confusing Subplots
7.6

Good

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