Cold Pursuit (2019) - Action, Crime, Drama

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A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film 'In Order of Disappearance'.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern
Length: 119 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 99 out of 405 found boring (24.44%)

One-line Reviews (264)

With a nod or two to Quentin Tarantino, he has fashioned a bizarrely entertaining homage to violence, gangsters, and heavy snowfall in the Rockies.

This movie has nothing to do with the action packed thrillers Liam Neeson has done in the past, it's just a boring, slow, no plot, no action, nonsense, dark humor piece of dong.

Don't waste your time and money .

The type that you messed with the wrong person and then for some weird alignment of the stars, what that person did created confusion within the drug organization thus creating the perfect chaos.

I was glued to the screen from start to finish, and that is saying something- it's saying that it's purely entertaining.

Boring .

And to think of how bad this movie was and how boring is that the only element that really saves this flick is the comedy factor.

Almost poking fun of his action movie persona, Neesen plays a father whose son was killed by drug dealers and he goes on a mundane killing spree to seek vengeance.

The Moland's joy of carnage and black humor keep the film intriguing from start to finish and it is always entertaining, even when it seems unsure what it's aiming for.

But good thing is that there are few funny things, it is very real, meaning like in our real life, no special events or extreme stuff or anything to expect, and movie shows us much negative bare reality like winter, killings, ignorance, revenge, ordinary jobs, and unfortunately boredom.

overall I think this remake was pointless since the original was just awesome and subtitles worked out just fine too.

This was one of the worst movies I've ever seen - and I've seen Frank.

This was intriguing and kept our attention!

Quite possibly Liam Neeson's worst movie ever, and 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.

Complete waste of time.

That being said this is a slightly different take on the story and I found it entertaining and refreshing.

I usually like most movies of Liam Neeson but this one is just bad and boring in every way possible.

The time flew which is another test of an engrossing movie.

Top 5 Worst Movie I've Ever Seen .

A well written, well acted action/thriller well worth watching.

It's just killing for killing, no plot is really developed.

The story goes from Taken format to Guy Ritchie format with black humour comedic attempts and no plot logic.

I can easily say that it was one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time.

Slow, uneventful, strange movie.

Entertaining on all fronts.

Predictable .

Script is way to predictable the family and son has no connection his death brings barely any sadnes, the father finds out what happened to his son like out no where theres no build up.

It also suffers from having too many uninteresting characters, including Neeson's protagonist himself, who are given no real room for development.

A bit boring .

outright bore fest .

There is some genuinely great dialogue as part of that which combined with Petter Moland's sense of style make it enjoyable viewing.

Very disappointed, this movie competes with one of the most boring and bad movies I've watched along with "Dr.

The casting was ok with Neeson being great (but a little bland in this one) as usual.

The movie was boring , very predictable and terribly acted.

Slow, nonsensical at times.

Comedy: The movie is actually a dark comedy - humour through characters (especially villain), dialogues etc. Thankfully, this helps to sail through the otherwise dull and blunt movie What didn't work well?

The plot is boring with Liam Neeson killing any drug dealers responsible.

Hard to follow, rediculously absurd plot points.

I found this film as entertaining as any I've seen lately.

Mind you, it's not that "Cold Pursuit" is a bad movie per se, but when you get down to it, it's yet another case of a Hollywood remake that really feels pointless, given that the original was perfectly fine ("The Upside" vs.

It is quite nice and entertaining actually.

Boring .

Some scenes were dragged too long, or had little meaning in the whole plot, seemingly done just to waste screen time.

I don't want to keep going on about it but it really does prevent you from getting on-board with the story, highlighting its other issues and resulting in a rather dull time overall.

There is no story line to give things a purpose.

A complete and utter waste of time.

Dont waste your time....

However the young boy actor was endearing and entertaining.

It is awful, predictable, boring snoozer.

This mundane life is sort of lost in the violence.

boring .

Having recently watched 'The Commuter' which I vaguely enjoyed and often had some compelling moments, I was expecting something similar in Cold Pursuit.

I mean I know Liam Neeson is a good actor, but this movie is boring already, it had names of characters getting killed off, and it had some humor, some.

It is a boring, slow, unfunny, stupidly written movie.

Good performances all round together with stunning location photography, a sharp script and smart direction make this an all-round pleasure to watch.

Terrible acting story and lots of confusing dead ends.

Horribly boring!.

Makes the movie cringeworthy and unwatchable.

This movie is a low and slow boil that is all about the journey and not the destination.

Like watching paint dry.

Don't waste your time or money.

Stay home dont waste your time watching it

The storyline is trash boring and ridiculous.

The kills are boring again there are no build up he just showes up and kills them, left the movie half way since i knew what was going to happen.

2/10 Action 8/10 Boring .

Its attempting to be a Tarentino style quirky shootemup, but it's just a messy bore.

Cold Pursuit is a drama of intense, dark and funny action.

The plot was confusing, the location was boring (I HATE SNOW!

I spent the entire movie looking for something I could place as actually being in Denver, but I came up empty.

The worst movie I have ever seen .

The direction by Hans Petter Moland was just boring and stupid.

An entertaining vigilante film with most of the usual enjoyment that can be had with Neeson in the lead .

I did fall asleep before the ending and I love Liam.

Horrible Waste Of Time .

What a boring movie.

Just plain boring .

However, for people who are expecting that and yet not looking forward to the same old conventional (and therefore boring, predictable) black and white plot, you will probably be pleasantly surprised.

A bleak copy of the Norwegian original, a waste of money and talent.


Probably why I fell asleep and that's the gist of it.


This is just a waste I thing it like more of marketing and making some more money

You know the story already but its done in a very different way, I was half hearted when I started to watch it thinking its just going to be another 'Taken' ,but its no t, the principle is there, you harm his family, and he'll find you, but the way that plays out is very different and, IMO, a better film than 'Taken', more entertaining and one you will need to watch until then end.

Once I knew what I was getting into, the movie got very enjoyable.

Very bland.

Poor acting- so disappointed- I'd say one of the worst movies I've seen.

His sleazy, unhinged performance was so unpredictable that it was always intriguing to see what he would do next.

There is enough violence, style, and dark humor to make this worth watching.

Native American group makes room for humor by engaging into battle with the former group.

Don't waste your time and money.

Enjoyable, undemanding schlock remake of 'In Order of Disappearence' with fun gallows humour death scenes throughout.

This movie is so boring.

Plot was very generic, and very bland.

There are too many unrealistic and too many predictable moments that it was frustrating.

Don't waste your time watching this, you will regret it.

In this movie realm of faster than light cgi battles it was nice to watch a film that is just as visually stunning without cgi and paced well.

But all of the actors/characters in this movie played into the story and made it so enjoyable.

This movie had so many pointless subplots and extended scenes that it was painful to watch.

The older couple in front of me said that it was the worst movie they have ever seen.

Some may want an action with a more engaging story and some may want a comedy with more jokes.

The plot is paper thin and very predictable and I lost interest long before the credits rolled.

Liam Neeson is as reliable and formulaic in his latest action movie role as he is enjoyable.

But nevertheless, this is worth seeing in a theater, if only to experience the unexpected absurdity of the whole thing.

The tone of this film shifts widely from revenge thriller to black comedy to out and out nonsense but there's something absurdity entertaining about it all.

Well this summed up the entire waste of time watching this.

Worst movie of 2019.

Suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat!!

it's definitely more enjoyable than expected.

The worst movie I've watched in a while .

But I'm finding this movie slightly disjointed.

Worst movie .

waste of time and money .

Cold Pursuit has some structural problems (too many tangential subplots going nowhere and two characters - police officers John Gipsky (John Doman) and Kim Dash (Emmy Rossum) - serving very little purpose beyond providing amusing banter.

Too slow : Nelson starts to kill the villains in the first 15 mins.

It's certainly not what I expected but as other reviews have said, once you understand what they were going for it becomes very enjoyable.

This movie is a huge waste of time, its plot & structure implausible even for a movie-- the writing is terrible, the blood is overdone in a supposed attempt at humor, love is a rather forced concept and the laughs are in the wrong places for reasons beyond understanding.

White Bull is also a dull character who just walks around staring at things and sighing.

No Story .

it was an entertaining piece of work...

Very entertaining if quite dark.

This is really a surprisingly good and entertaining movie.

It's dry and witty and completely unexpected.

Absolutly boring and the gangsta boss isnt a good actor :-(

Just like Neeson's last 10 movies (or so) this one is also highly predictable.

Hilarious Spoof, Don't Listen to Critics; It's Fun, Funny, and Suspenseful .

Watch only if really bored.

This movie is entertaining with usual humor.

Cold Pursuit is dull, predictable, annoying and disposable.

The story was shallow and uninspiring.

I love Liam Neeson but this just feels like a cheap budget movie dragged on for way too long.

It was funny and sarcastic but still totally entertaining.

PROS:Liam Neeson's Lead PerformancesTom Bateman"s Scene Chewing Villian RoleHans Petter Moland's DirectingThe Dark HumorWell Helmed Action ScenesReally Good CinematographyCONS:Laura Dern Was WastedThe Pointless Police SubplotThe Middle Portion Doesn't Have A lot Of Action

The black comedy is forced and predictable, and again reminiscent of a Cohen Brothers movie.

Put it this way, probably six or more people walked out of the theater during the movie.

The slow quiet burn of action is quite fitting to the backdrop of a small ski town where people go to relax and smoke weed, and to make up for the lack of things getting blown up or dudes getting blasted in cool gun fu like sequences, the absolute humor that Neeson goes after these dudes with is absolutely fantastic.

Mindnumbingly boring .

So everything is slow.

At the start a film review is about the art product before the reviewer and not about any external distractions that detract from a fair review, any other approach is wholly self-indulgent and should be avoided.

Liam neeson had to let go of this genre , revenge drama is becoming predictable of him.

Though what's happening in the scene is a bit confusing.

a pointless movie made.. real shame!

A cool action drama that's definitely worth watching on the big screen.

I am impressed with how entertaining this is- after some duds from Liam, it's nice to see him cast in such a smart film.

It's not as funny or quirky as it should have been, and because of its minimalist approach to storytelling and dialogue, it's a bit boring at times.

dont expect liam neeson movie, but it was really funny and unexpected laughable!

Worst movie I have ever seen!

Ridiculously violent and completely pointless at every turn.

The movie mostly takes place in a snowy Colorado resort town and the parts out in nature are just breathtaking.

This film is a total waste of time.

The repetitive gags are sometimes effective: we look forward to the next synthetic tomb stone message.

), the soundtrack sucked, and even the acting was dull!

But for all that the movie is highly entertaining.

Certain scenes were enjoyable.

It's a slippery movie, zigging and zagging between genres with an unpredictable plot, idiosyncratic characters, and a tone that veers wildly as the macabre content is often portrayed in a humorous manner.

The punching is slow and he gets tired easily.

I like Liam Neeson and his movies are usually exciting and entertaining.

The film starts out predictable enough, this time he is a family man who's son is killed by local gangsters, and good guy Neeson must ensure the Homicide Detectives of Colorado stay employed.

Cold Pursuit is an intense, blackly funny action drama!

Don't waste your money on this.

Except I was disappointed for two things, first Liam looked bored and didn't put his efforts properly.

This movie has nice acting, some personal drama, lovely music choices, forgetable action and ultimately an enjoyable story.

I guess if you walk into it knowing that it is a weird/comical movie then it wouldn't be as bad, but when you are expecting a typical Liam Neeson good plot, action movie, don't waste your time or money.

Utter waste of time.

Bad and boring .

More boring than movie '' Rubber '', where tire is killing people and animals whole movie .

Where the first 30 minutes or so are thrilling and surprisingly funny black comedic satire/revenge, the rest of the film is a convoluted ensemble with ties to drug cartels and an overall war among gangs, with Neeson just caught in the middle of it all.

Cold Pursuit, on the whole, is an entertaining action drama that speaks volumes about revenge without actually being too loud.

Very entertaining...

it's worth watching.

I fell asleep 3 times.

She just stopped appearing in the film about 1/2 way through-no storyline to explain...

I reccommend you not to watch this, until you want to bore yourself to death.

Watching Neeson juggle the two-cuff links uselessly in his hands after his wife has left him later is compelling stuff.

Cold Pursuit, as a whole, is an entertaining action drama that talks a lot about revenge without being too loud.

But very enjoyable because many other entities are brought into play.

I enjoyed it and if you want to see Liam in his last action role, then you will probably enjoy it too.

Worth the watch.

A slow burning revenge feast.

Tom Bateman played the wily villain you love to hate, and made the film a thrilling ride, and was itching to see him get his due.

nice filmo and edit work,and the score are intense.

Here I've been for the past month catching up on all of the pretentious, boring, and frankly-dull, Hollywood tripe up for "Best Picture".

I had been enjoying the movies Liam has starred in the past years (for example, "The Commuter") , but this one is really bad and slow.

He has made the film more entertaining for fans of action thrillers.

Based on the Norwegian movie "In Order of Disappearance", it is an entertaining vigilante film with most of the usual enjoyment that can be had with Neeson in the lead.

The previews of this one made it look like yet another entertaining one of those.

As with his typical films, he displays both a vulnerability and grizzledness that makes his characters enjoyable to watch.

His direction is rather stylish, there are a few entertaining moments, and the script by Frank Baldwin (he's a rookie) provides a few juicy one-liners.

Dolittle 2 and Open Water" Made me wanna leave in the middle along with my friends and all people around me in the theatre were discussing how bad and boring of a movie it is!

The first half an hour of this film is unremarkable stuff but certain plot developments after that mark make the narrative much more intriguing, especially as the dark humour and more absurd elements kick in.

Don't waste your money in this movie better to go for lunch

3 of 5 of us fell asleep at some point in the cinema.

Really enjoyed it.

Most people will go into viewing this looking for the usual, overdone, redundant, repetitive, Neeson revenge flick that has been coming out about every January for the past ten years.

The thing with most Liam Neeson actioners these days is that their screenplays solely depend on his tough guy demeanor to keep the proceedings engaging.

Then Liam goes on a killing string where person A leads to person B leads to person C, fairly linear and boring, honestly.

Using stunning copious snowy vistas against the spectacular Colorado mountains is as much a character as the warm (and cold) bodies.

Enjoyable, if predictable, caper that Liam Neeson fans will enjoy.

Gorgeous scenery and the plot is intense.

This movie is to long, to boring and just another piece of crap in the "bad ass old man Liam Neeson" wave on trash movies.

Neeson's worst movie very disappointing and boring this is an honest review I actually fell asleep twice after trying to keep my eyes open.

At times disjointed .

Boring, slow, .

Extremely disappointed of spending my money for 2 hours of boredom.

Most of the material for the first half hour prior to this moment made it seem like it was a standard revenge movie, but this was the first really confusing and subtle hint at comedy.

Not a must see, but enjoyable if your interested in it.

this was one of your worst movies.

What bothers me, was, that there is a huge gap between comical deaths and brutal thrilling killing.

Cold Pursuit is boring but slightly entertaining with some comedy in it.

Yes, Nels goes after the persons most responsible for his son's death, but then things slow down and we see a more complete story with the bad guys, the police and the Indian tribe.

The plot and direction are long and boring.

Very entertaining, and it's over now :( .

The movie is so predictable and the storyline is like the other movie he's been just it's now his son.

Good editing down to 90 minutes would have made an exciting film.

Overall this is worth watching especially if you enjoyed the original film.

The dark comedy reminded me of my all-time favorite "Fargo," a very enjoyable roller coaster ride right out of the gate, artfully combining action, gore with humor.

Cold Pursuit is cliche-ridden, but entertaining nonetheless .

The whole movie was fun escapism with gratuitous violence, and hyper-exaggerated cliché portrayals of Native Americans, crime bosses and average men being local heroes, etc. Not to mention an exponentially growing kill tally.

Its so boring characters have no story and who ever the guy was that wrote the original score should be fired and never used again the music is so corny and comical which again didn't go with the movie.. When will Hollywood stop using washed up old men as tough guys in movies?.

Thoroughly entertaining, plus send up of political correctness .

Don't waste your time with this exact copy and go for the original instead as the original is actually realistic and believable.

Boring .

A total waste of money and time.

LET ME CONCLUDE WITH THIS: More than several people walked out of the theater in the first half hour, & those who stayed were using words like "awful", "terrible", & "waste of time.

He stars alongside other great actresses and actors like a particularly emotional Laura Dern and a versatile Tom Bateman who incarnates an unpredictable psychopath.

Bad writing, mediocre acting, *super* slow moving story line.

It was probably the most entertaining movie I've seen in the last 3 or 4 years.

It becomes tedious.

Very entertaining film.

This was one of THE WORST movies I've seen in some time.

It's terrible movie, not to watch in cinema or to your home cinema, without a start and end with no story, sorry Liam but it your worst movie ever.

Slow and bad movie expected better, what a disappointment

Very enjoyable story and characters.

Unbelievably boring...

worst movie ever

A Entertaining Liam Neeson Thriller Movie That's Better Than I Expected .

The stunning landscape visuals were the best part of the film.

They should have stuck with the formula that works every time with Liam Neeson - keep it fast paced and action packed - and ok with some comedy thrown in.

Initially you have to concentrate a bit but soon you will realise you are in a very well constructed black comedy with lots of laugh out loud unexpected humor and situations.

The 2 hour length felt like 3 hours with the long dragged out (and a lot unnecessary) scenes and slow pacing.

You'll get a great movie instead of a soulless Hollywood ripoff with political propaganda mixed into it.

A total waste of time .

Keeping the audience on the edge of their seat, giving them a few good, sometimes racially based laughs along the way ("Do you have a reservation?

But felt more like a dark comedy mixed with boring character development.

I couldnt believe that Liam would sign up to be in this horrificly boring movie.

Waste of time .

it is not funny it is not dramatic, every character is a cliche and the plot is so ridiculous as to border on madness.

So, if you watched the original, don´t waste your time on this one.

It starts off that way, but then gets bogged down with enough side characters and plots that are so uninteresting and boring I found myself looking at my watch a few times.

I was losing hope up until this after having to sit through the pretentious, boring, low talent tripe Hollywood spits out and pretends to be "Oscar-wrothy".

Liam Neesons worst movie...

Beautiful setting and an ending that is just unexpected and will bring a chuckle.

No properly character development which makes u feel uninterested in 95% of the characters or what they do, predictable and boring revenge plot, the acting is poor, even the humor which is the new thing here is average, really not worth going to theatre for it, just wait till it comes to DVD if you really likes Neeson.


The good news is they don't waste any time to show you that this is going to be a really stupid film.

I like the plot and how it connects one thread with another, but it was too slow.

Don't waste your time with this "thing"...

With Liam Neeson as his typical one-man-army self, Cold Pursuit is a fast paced action fare with an interesting enough story to move things along nicely.

The last death was insanely idiotic and pointless.

OK, while this movie may be formulaic to some, to me it's what I go to see movies for...

Horrible Movie very Boring .

Incredible one liners, unexpected twists and a perfect ending.

However, what develops is a pretty entertaining dark comedy.

However the satire was humorous and entertaining.

In the original the bad guy decks his annoying ex in the most hilarious way, just thinking about it now makes me laugh, it's completely unexpected and the way it is done is comedic gold.