Cold Pursuit (2019) - Action, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

73

Boring

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: 115 out of 479 found boring (24%)

One-line Reviews (303)

Slow at first .

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

Enjoyed it!

So everything is slow.

However the satire was humorous and entertaining.

Unbelievably boring...

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

Very entertaining film.

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

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.

This film is a total waste of time.

What you get is a fun and entertaining film.

a pointless movie made.. real shame!

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.

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

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

Waste of time .

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The worst movie I've watched in a while .

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

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

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.

Stay home dont waste your time watching it

"Cold Pursuit" was a teriffic film, which was visually stunning, with a bit of a surreal view of the snowy days and nights in Denver and the fictional ski resort of Kehoe, Colorado.

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

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.

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

Mindnumbingly boring .

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.

Worth watching

Makes the movie cringeworthy and unwatchable.

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

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

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

Certain scenes were enjoyable.

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.

Entertaining on all fronts.

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.

Ridiculously violent and completely pointless at every turn.

The backdrop is stunning and it's perfect for hiding the crimes.

Dont waste your time....

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

Insomnia was a classic Hollywood killing of a good Norwegian film.

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

It is awful, predictable, boring snoozer.

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

It made me laugh, it made me grimace, and it was thoroughly entertaining.

Worst movie I have ever seen!

Don't waste your time and money.

Worst movie of 2019.

Don't waste your time watching this movie.

The worst movie I have ever seen .

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.

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

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

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

The pace is just so slow and jumbled.

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

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

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.

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

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.

This was intriguing and kept our attention!

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.

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.

It was just a slow movie with nothing special to excite the moviegoer.

Very entertaining if quite dark.

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

No Story .

Top 5 Worst Movie I've Ever Seen .

The ones were very predictable.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

At times disjointed .

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

Slow and dull .

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

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.

Like watching paint dry.

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

However the young boy actor was endearing and entertaining.

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

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

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

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.

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

The story was shallow and uninspiring.

Don't waste your time watching this movie

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.

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

All the charters are cold, boring & forgetful, with the exception of the little boy.

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.

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

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

Plot was very generic, and very bland.

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

This is really a surprisingly good and entertaining movie.

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

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.

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

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

The punching is slow and he gets tired easily.

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

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

Sloppy/Dull/Rushed/Stagnate Storyline with Terrible Character (If any) development.

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

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

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

It becomes tedious.

Automatically goes to the list of 10 worst movies ever.

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.

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

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.

Thoroughly entertaining, plus send up of political correctness .

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".

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

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?.

Bad and boring .

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

Don't waste your time .

However, what develops is a pretty entertaining dark comedy.

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

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.

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

Predictable .

Liam Neesons worst movie...

A total waste of time .

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

Horrible Movie very Boring .

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.

it was an entertaining piece of work...

There is no story line to give things a purpose.

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

Slow, uneventful, strange movie.

The movie has some atmosphere, I admit, and it's far from the worst movie I've ever seen.

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

It is quite nice and entertaining actually.

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.

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.

It was funny and sarcastic but still totally entertaining.

It was full of clichés, a very boring script and a story that went on like a bad winter.

Worth the watch.

Don't waste your time or money.

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.

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?

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.

What a boring movie.

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

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.

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

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.

A total waste of money and time.

Horrible Waste Of Time .

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

Boring, slow, .

So boring.

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

A bit boring .

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

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

Painful to watch, with no story and no emotion.

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

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.

Cold Pursuit is dull, predictable, annoying and disposable.

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.

Utter waste of time.

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

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

outright bore fest .

It is consistent on one point, it is super, duper slow.

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.

Nels' actions ignite a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking (Tom Bateman) and a rival gang boss White Bull (Tom Jackson).

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?

boring .

Watch only if really bored.

It's dry and witty and completely unexpected.

Really enjoyed it.

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

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.

The plot was a refreshing break from the normal clichés and the characters were intriguing and enjoyable.

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".

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

Horribly boring!.

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

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

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

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

worst movie ever

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

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

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

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!

Worst movie .

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.

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.

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

Compared to Hollyweird churning out the same superhero movies over and over, Cold Pursuit will take you on a fun, unexpected ride.

Boring .

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.

Excellent movie, thoroughly enjoyable .

It was a little slower than I thought it would be, a little darker and a little more dark humor than I expected too.

Very entertaining, great plot, and humorous at times.

Cold Pursuit is an intense, blackly funny action drama!

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

The last death was insanely idiotic and pointless.

Slow and bad movie expected better, what a disappointment

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

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

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.

The result is a pastiche without, colour and without with, with bored actors moving around.

Slow, nonsensical at times.

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

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

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

But, the exception is, the unexpected comedy sequences & dramatic deaths that remind one of the 90s classics such as pulp fiction and reservoir dogs by Tarantino.

Very entertaining...

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

A slow burning revenge feast.

Don't waste your time and money .

waste of time and money .

Well worth the watch!

I fell asleep 3 times.

This mundane life is sort of lost in the violence.

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

Incredible one liners, unexpected twists and a perfect ending.

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

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

The storyline is trash boring and ridiculous.

Gorgeous scenery and the plot is intense.

2/10 Action 8/10 Boring .

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.

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.

Hard to follow, rediculously absurd plot points.

This movie is entertaining with usual humor.

"SAVE YOUR MONEY, YOU DESERVE BETTER.

it's definitely more enjoyable than expected.

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

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

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

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

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

This movie is so boring.

Boring .

Terrible acting story and lots of confusing dead ends.

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

Cold Pursuit is cliche-ridden, but entertaining nonetheless .

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

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.

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

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

Boring .

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

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

The movie was boring , very predictable and terribly acted.

The scenery is breathtaking.

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

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.

MOST BORING MOVIE I'VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!!

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

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

A complete and utter waste of time.

I loved all the silly characters, the hilarious one-liners sprinkled generously throughout, and the simplistic yet entertaining plot.

The plot and direction are long and boring.

Just plain boring .

But it was quite entertaining,with bits of humor, good dialogue and several small plot twists along the way.

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

The movie, for one thing, unfolds at a really slow and casual pace, making it too long for its own good.

Another nice touch was the introduction of Native American Indians into the script , quite unexpected and frankly quite novel.

A complete waste of time, avoid at any cost...

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.

Very bland.

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.

this was one of your worst movies.

Complete waste of time.

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

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.

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.

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

it's worth watching.

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

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

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

Don't waste your money on this.

Entertaining.

This movie was a very unexpected breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant movie industry.

But I'm finding this movie slightly disjointed.

Very enjoyable story and characters.

But for all that the movie is highly entertaining.

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

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

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

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.

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