Five Reasons You’ll Love It - February 22, 2019

Cold Pursuit - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Cold Pursuit - Five Reasons You'll Love It

Liam Neeson's action renaissance continues with new icy thriller Cold Pursuit

This time, Neeson plays Nelson Coxman, a snow plougher who heads out for revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky Mountains hometown after his son is murdered by the gang.

Laura Dern, Julia Jones, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman and William Forsythe star alongside Neeson.

The film is a remake of the 2014 Norwegian thriller In Order of Disappearance which starred Stellan Skarsgård and Game Of Thrones man Kristofer Hivju.

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland, who directed the original, takes charge, working from a script from screenwriting newcomer Frank Baldwin.

With the film arriving in cinemas today (February 22nd), we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you'll love it...

 

It's a lot of fun...

This isn't a cool, brooding action thriller, nor is it a tightly wound mystery like The Commuter or Taken. This is a madcap thrill ride full of black comedy. It's great fun. 

 

And it's very, very funny...

Moland has taken great care to keep the tone light and the gags come. There are almost as many big laughs as there are deaths. Almost...

 

But there's plenty of action...

Car chases, gruesome deaths and big, big gunfights, there's an awful lot here for action junkies. 

 

Tom Bateman is really enjoying himself...

Bateman plays Viking, the drug-dealing kingpin. He's smarmy, charming and tremendously entertaining. He'll make a fine Bond villain one day. 

 

Liam Neeson delivers...

But then he always does. Here, as Nelson Coxman, he's in his element as a rugged, tough everyman who's very handy with his fists. 

 

Cold Pursuit is out now in cinemas. 

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