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Netflix viewers saying Liam Neeson action is ‘a lot darker’ than they remembered

Netflix viewers saying Liam Neeson action is ‘a lot darker’ than they remembered

The 2019 movie is now streaming on Netflix

Netflix viewers are saying that a 2019 Liam Neeson action flick is 'a lot darker' than they remembered.

In case you missed it, Cold Pursuit - or Taken on ice’ as it's rather spectacularly been dubbed - has landed on the streaming platform where it quickly made its way into the most watched list.

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.”

Cold Pursuit is streaming on Netflix now.
Summit Entertainment

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.”

People are saying the movie is ‘Taken on ice’.
Summit Entertainment

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.

Featured Image Credit: Summit Entertainment

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, Celebrity