Sunday, October 24, 2021

Cold Pursuit Movie Review – A chilling dark comedy

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COLD PURSUIT Movie Review is here starring Liam Neeson. COLD PURSUIT is the English language adaptation of Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s 2014 film IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE. Let’s find out how thrilling this action adventure in COLD PURSUIT movie review.

The Plot/storyline of COLD PURSUIT

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Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) is a plough driver in the snowy, mountain town of Kehoe. Nels quiet family life with his wife (Laura Dern) takes a drastic turn when he finds out that his son Kyle (Michael Richardson) is found dead from a heroin overdose. Coxman believes that his son is innocent and what follows is a series of killings that takes the shape of a gang war and the movie adapts the culture of a black comedy a PULP FICTION set in snow capped Kehoe.

What is good in COLD PURSUIT

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From tragedy, to revenge thriller to A La Tarantino inspired pop culture action comedy/musical to a dark comedy to a parody. COLD PURSUIT is a bizarre funny and chilling ride that has its satire and blows on its toes.          

Liam Neeson in COLD PURSUIT

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The 66 year old Liam Neeson does what he is best known for and keeps that poker face throughout and at times when one of his target comments ‘tired old man’ after surviving a fatal fight, they both laugh and then boom. The lovers of Tarantino, Coen brothers will rejoice.

What’s bad in COLD PURSUIT

Celebrates mordant humour that takes on revenge action dramas which may not be for all. A point comes when the body count increases but the excitement starts dipping and the movie finds ways to remain cool. The original Scandinavian movie IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE had more gravity. Here Viking (Tom Bateman) is artificial and too eager. Ironically, COLD PURSUIT works for Liam Neeson, and the stylish mock on Guy Ritche, Coeh brothers etc but not for Hans Petter Moland’s original movie that was more cool.

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