Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit

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Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson gives his usual man-out-for-revenge role a darkly comedic twist in this thriller, playing a humble snow plough driver who seeks to murder the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on director Hans Petter Moland's 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, who returns to helm this English language remake.

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence119 minsUSA, UK
ActionComedyThriller
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

By pumping up the darkly comedic undertones, augmenting the frigid chill of the original, Moland's terrific, riveting picture distinguishes itself from other rote remakes.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Neeson’s knees hold up in an oddball thriller that’s more interested in smirks than smashing things to smithereens.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The thirst for revenge, in movies as in life, almost necessarily involves the dehumanisation of its target. And if the movie itself is best taken as a joke, it's a very bad dad joke.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[Neeson] does them well, but his performances often outstrip his conveyances of late.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Cold Pursuit isn't without its charms. Emmy Rossum's (TV's Shameless) enthusiastic rookie cop is a hoot, there's a touching scene involving a snow plough catalogue as bedtime reading and a killer one-liner uttered by a flustered luxury hotel receptionist.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's this straight comedic approach that's key to making Cold Pursuit such fun - vicious, barbaric fun.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Offers ample violence but is not another post-Taken piece of grim vigilante wish-fulfillment.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...easily the best thing Liam Neeson has starred in since Taken, maybe even better.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Most revenge thrillers have an element of the absurd inherent in the nameless thugs who get mowed down. Cold Pursuit just has the bravado to lean into the absurdity.

0

Despite Liam Neeson being billed as the lead in the icy caper, the big guy takes a back seat in the third act as other supporting players muscle to the fore. While aiming at the bleak comedic notes struck most recently by Calvary and In Bruges. Cold Pursuit doesn't quite hit all the notes. With some noticeable CGI backgrounds and a few scenes that feel...

3.0
0

I was lucky enough to see the Flicks preview of this movie. This is the best black comedy I've seen in a long time. Liam Neeson doesn't disappoint and the gangsters do a great job of being gangsters. I laughed so much that I had a sore face for a few hours afterwards. We will be watching this again soon, it was that good. Don't take it too seriously...

5.0
0

I AM A FAN OF LIAM NEESON - BUT I MUST SAY THIS FILM HAD HIM LOOKING HIS AGE. I LIKED THE DARK COMEDY AND THE SCENERY WAS BREATHTAKING. I TOOK HUBBY WHO I THOUGHT WOULD'VE LIKED IT MORE THAN HE DID.

3.0
0

I wasn't sure what to expect going into the movie and had no expectations. It starts as a very low key, almost dark arty movie with lots of snow billowing around in desolate snowy mountains, a quaint wee wooden house all by itself and a snow plough. There's not much dialogue to begin with. Nels is a man of few words, and shuns the limelight. The fun...

5.0
0

Very clever, thoroughly enjoyed it, pretty gross scenes but so much humour along the way.

4.0
0

I expected a snowy version of "Taken" but got a dark comedy, I enjoyed the movie no real dull patches and kept me interested until the end.

4.0
0

Much more quirky than the trailer let on - which was a good thing. There were some really nuanced, funny and creative moments but I've never shut my eyes in one movie as much as this. Definitely Fargo-esque so if you liked that you'll love this.

3.0
0

Liam Neeson returns in his usual entertaining fare but this one lacks substance and the film is largely forgotten as soon as it ends. The main issue is we've seen it all before and while the villain is fun to watch Neeson goes about his "Taken" like business without breaking any new ground and there are several lapses in logic. Saying that, Neeson is...

3.0
0

In the vein of Fargo, this dark comedy is not your usual Liam Neeson action movie. Lots of killing, gratuitous violence, etc., but all played out with tongue firmly in cheek. Old Liam plays Old Liam, world weary and out for revenge after the killing of his son. What follows is not the usual Neeson (Taken) script. This is much more shambolic, and all the...

4.0
0

I thought it would just be another Liam Neeson: PUNCHING GUYS kinda movie. How wrong I was. He also kicks, shoots, chokes AND mulches the baddies, all with a beautiful, snowy backdrop. Had a few chuckles along the way as the film ticked along at a decent pace , which led up to the (slightly OTT) climax... It was certainly more than I expected from the...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

By pumping up the darkly comedic undertones, augmenting the frigid chill of the original, Moland's terrific, riveting picture distinguishes itself from other rote remakes.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Neeson’s knees hold up in an oddball thriller that’s more interested in smirks than smashing things to smithereens.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The thirst for revenge, in movies as in life, almost necessarily involves the dehumanisation of its target. And if the movie itself is best taken as a joke, it's a very bad dad joke.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[Neeson] does them well, but his performances often outstrip his conveyances of late.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Cold Pursuit isn't without its charms. Emmy Rossum's (TV's Shameless) enthusiastic rookie cop is a hoot, there's a touching scene involving a snow plough catalogue as bedtime reading and a killer one-liner uttered by a flustered luxury hotel receptionist.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's this straight comedic approach that's key to making Cold Pursuit such fun - vicious, barbaric fun.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Offers ample violence but is not another post-Taken piece of grim vigilante wish-fulfillment.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...easily the best thing Liam Neeson has starred in since Taken, maybe even better.

0
Collider

Collider

press

Most revenge thrillers have an element of the absurd inherent in the nameless thugs who get mowed down. Cold Pursuit just has the bravado to lean into the absurdity.

0

Despite Liam Neeson being billed as the lead in the icy caper, the big guy takes a back seat in the third act as other supporting players muscle to the fore. While aiming at the bleak comedic notes struck most recently by Calvary and In Bruges. Cold Pursuit doesn't quite hit all the notes. With some noticeable CGI backgrounds and a few scenes that feel...

3.0
0

I was lucky enough to see the Flicks preview of this movie. This is the best black comedy I've seen in a long time. Liam Neeson doesn't disappoint and the gangsters do a great job of being gangsters. I laughed so much that I had a sore face for a few hours afterwards. We will be watching this again soon, it was that good. Don't take it too seriously...

5.0
0

I AM A FAN OF LIAM NEESON - BUT I MUST SAY THIS FILM HAD HIM LOOKING HIS AGE. I LIKED THE DARK COMEDY AND THE SCENERY WAS BREATHTAKING. I TOOK HUBBY WHO I THOUGHT WOULD'VE LIKED IT MORE THAN HE DID.

3.0
0

I wasn't sure what to expect going into the movie and had no expectations. It starts as a very low key, almost dark arty movie with lots of snow billowing around in desolate snowy mountains, a quaint wee wooden house all by itself and a snow plough. There's not much dialogue to begin with. Nels is a man of few words, and shuns the limelight. The fun...

5.0
0

Very clever, thoroughly enjoyed it, pretty gross scenes but so much humour along the way.

4.0
0

I expected a snowy version of "Taken" but got a dark comedy, I enjoyed the movie no real dull patches and kept me interested until the end.

4.0
0

Much more quirky than the trailer let on - which was a good thing. There were some really nuanced, funny and creative moments but I've never shut my eyes in one movie as much as this. Definitely Fargo-esque so if you liked that you'll love this.

3.0
0

Liam Neeson returns in his usual entertaining fare but this one lacks substance and the film is largely forgotten as soon as it ends. The main issue is we've seen it all before and while the villain is fun to watch Neeson goes about his "Taken" like business without breaking any new ground and there are several lapses in logic. Saying that, Neeson is...

3.0
0

In the vein of Fargo, this dark comedy is not your usual Liam Neeson action movie. Lots of killing, gratuitous violence, etc., but all played out with tongue firmly in cheek. Old Liam plays Old Liam, world weary and out for revenge after the killing of his son. What follows is not the usual Neeson (Taken) script. This is much more shambolic, and all...

4.0
0

I thought it would just be another Liam Neeson: PUNCHING GUYS kinda movie. How wrong I was. He also kicks, shoots, chokes AND mulches the baddies, all with a beautiful, snowy backdrop. Had a few chuckles along the way as the film ticked along at a decent pace , which led up to the (slightly OTT) climax... It was certainly more than I expected from the...

4.0
0