Cold Pursuit

MA15 119 mins

About the film

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Actors: Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Laura Dern
Snowplow operator turned vigilante, Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) takes vengeance, violence, and pitch-black humor and mixes it into a blood-drenched snow cone in Hans Petter Moland’s English-language remake of his Norwegian thriller In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten).

We’re relocated from Norway to Kehoe, a ski resort in the Rockies. Nels, drives a snowplough along the same stretch of road every night so that the high-end clientele can make their way to the town’s resort.. He and wife Grace (Laura Dern) live happily on an isolated ridge above the town, along with their grown-up son Kyle (Micheal Richardson, Neeson's real-life son). When Kyle turns up dead on a Denver street of a heroin overdose. The local cops see it as an open-and-shut case. But Coxman insists his son is not a “druggie” and works out his son was actually on the payroll of Denver drug lord “Viking” (British actor Tom Bateman) who has been funneling cocaine through the airport.

Nelson vows to find those who did it and put them in the ground. And boy you better run when Liam Neeson says he’s coming to take you down. He diligently works his way through the chain of Viking’s henchmen, putting himself even closer to danger as he unwittingly ignites a war between Viking and a local Native American cartel operator who have a delicate territory-sharing arrangement.

This film is peppered with a macabre, quirky sense of humor and peopled with oddball characters that give it a little extra flavour and a kind of Coen Brothers vibe.

Cold Pursuit is smart, witty and stylish.

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