Cold Pursuit (2019)

“I read it in a crime novel. ” – Nels Coxman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – After his son dies under mysterious circumstances, a man tries to track down the drug dealers responsible.

My Take on it – Thus is a film that takes a simple and generic plot line and makes it more interesting by presenting it to us in a clever way.

The characters are all stereotypes including Liam Neeson as the lead, yet it still remains fun throughout.

Neeson has found away to play the same kind of revenge/action hero over the years and make it seem fresh and unique each time despite the fact that there truly is no difference between them.

It has become a bit repetitive and tiresome seeing him typecast in this kind of role and I’m truly curious as to whether this really will be his final foray into this genre.

This movie finds a way to utilize the ideas shown here in fun ways to help keep things feeling interesting the whole way through.

The story plays out really well as we slowly get to see how the system and hierarchy of it all works which gives us a better sense of what it truly happening.

The message about family and parental obligations to a child is shown really well here.

Love the way they do the captions during the film and the unique way that they show the credits at the end of the film.

Bottom Line – Very clever film that takes a very generic idea and presents it in a very interesting way. Neeson plays the same kind of action/revenge character he has perfected over the years and it still works despite the fact that it has become a bit tiresome and repetitive. This film utilizes some very intriguing ideas to let the story play out and that makes it quite enjoyable to watch unfold. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The New York premiere for the movie was canceled after Neeson made controversial remarks in an interview to promote it. On the movie’s theme of revenge and how it can consume somebody, he said that he had once spent a week looking for a random black man to kill, in revenge for the rape of a friend by a black man. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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2 thoughts on “Cold Pursuit (2019)

  1. Trailer had me excited for this movie – but it was a huge disappointment. Poorly executed (you should pardon the expression) with a few gaping plot holes and some severely underused characters to go with those who were walking cliches. And no – it’s not the last of Neeson as a middle aged action guy. He knows where his bread is buttered and where he gets the big paychecks (even though Cold Pursuit did NOT do well aty the box office). He’s already signed on for another of these.


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