Cold Pursuit is funny, gruesome but also draggy quite a few times. You can give this movie your “cold” shoulder if you are gonna pay to watch it.
The trailer of Cold Pursuit has Liam Neeson in his old avatar –“murder everyone” but this may be the director- Hans Petter Moland ploy to bring you to cinema halls, As the movie starts on a serious note where Liam’s son is killed under mysterious circumstances and he then begins to kill-everyone-responsible-for-his sons-death-trail.
Liam Neeson’s name in the movie is Nels “Coxman”- a deliberate attempt to get humour out of his last name. The movie is filled with dark and intelligent humour and that is where this Taken movie gets funny which falls in the alley of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch and when the main antagonist of movie by Tom Bateman as Trevor ‘Viking’ Calcote kills son of a Red Indian Mafia the movie takes a huge turn and take this movie into Fargo world where people are killed dime a dozen.
Director Hans Petter Moland adapts the movie ‘Kraftidioten’ written by Kim Fupz Aakeson with his own ideas and some of them stick and some don’t. The ones that don’t stick are the reason why this movie which could’ve been a lot more fun becomes average fun. A place where the joke fails is when at the start of the movie when Nels gets the news of his son’s death and visits morgue room to collect his body the director attempts an awkward silence laugh from audience even before setting the mood of the film (which in trailer seemed to be somewhat like Taken or John Wick). The movie is pacey but when it decides to slow down it feels like we’re watching some boring time-lapse and we could hear one or two yawns too. The story fails to convince you.
Liam Neeson is good, Tom Bateman is very dislikeable and that means he has done his part. All the people who have died in this movie have played their part well and there are plenty to mention them.
This movie is shot on the ice and it slips quite a few times like Bambi on ice.
We give this movie 2.5 stars and an ice cold kink in its “COLD PURSUIT” to entertain and thrill the audience.
Cold Pursuit is funny, gruesome but also draggy quite a few times. You can give this movie your “cold” shoulder if you are gonna pay to watch it. ...2.5