Film review: Cold Pursuit

I realize I’ve been offering a lot of film review as of late, but hey, I’ve seen a few movies I wanted to review. Maybe my opinion of these movies can help someone out who is contemplating whether or not to invest time and money in seeing one.

My mom, dad and I went to the movies on the weekend to view Cold Pursuit, which depicts the following story, according to a summary on IMDB:

“A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance.'”

Starring Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a man who clears snow off one of the few roads that run through the Colorado mountains, the movie tells the tale of Coxman, who has ironically just won citizen of the year, and his mission to track down and punish an infamous Colorado drug lord, The Viking, played by Tom Bateman, who is responsible for the murder of his son, Kyle.

Sorry for the run-on sentence.

My dad is the one who really wanted to see this film, but upon its conclusion, my dad, mom and I looked at each other in the theatre and asked each other, “what did we just watch?”

Basically, this movie offers an incredibly confusing plot, with very little context, and glorifies the heinous crimes Coxman commits against those who have wronged his family. There a few humorous moments, but a majority of the film romanticizes murder and portrays Coxman’s killings in a manner that offers comedic relief, something that made me a little uncomfortable watching it.

My parents felt the same way.

I didn’t enjoy this movie, and I would not view it again. But, it could be one that appeals to you, so if you’re into murder, gore, and dark humour, this could be your flick.

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