Netflix viewers saying Liam Neeson action is ‘a lot darker’ than they remembered
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Netflix viewers are saying that a 2019 Liam Neeson action flick is 'a lot darker' than they remembered.
You can check out a trailer here:
Cold Pursuit is a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten), which centres on snowplough driver Nelson ‘Nels’ Coxman (played by Neeson), who sets out to seek revenge of a group of drug dealers who killed his son (played by Neeson’s real-life son Micheál Richardson).
In doing so, Nels ends up setting off a turf war between two rival drug cartels. The film also stars Jurassic Park's Laura Den as Nel’s wife Grace.
A brief synopsis from Netflix explains: “In this icy revenge thriller, Nels Coxman sets out on a deadly rampage as he tracks down members of a Denver drug cartel who he believes killed his son, Kyle.”
So basically, Neeson in a revenge plot action movie. Honestly, what more can you ask for?
But it seems viewers who watched the flick when it was first released are a bit shocked while giving it a rewatch after noticing it’s a ‘bit darker’ than they remembered.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan said: “Rewatching the Liam Neeson film Cold Pursuit. A lot darker and funnier than I remember.”
Another commented: “Cold Pursuit is the funniest but darkest gangster movie ever. Hilarious but sick (the original meaning) as f**k. Whoever came up with that is a pure genius. On Netflix, you won't be disappointed, and Liam Neeson is the star.”
Someone else said: “Didn't expect much from this, thought it would be another daft Liam Neeson action movie, but it's definitely worth a watch, a kind of straight black comedy.”
Cold Pursuit holds a so-so 6.2 out of 10 on IMDB, and a 68 percent score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, where it also holds a slightly lower audience score of 49 percent.
A critics’ consensus on the site reads: “Cold Pursuit delivers the action audiences expect from a Liam Neeson thriller - along with humour and a sophisticated streak that make this an uncommonly effective remake.”
If you fancy checking it out for yourself, Cold Pursuit is available to stream on Netflix right now.