Cold Pursuit (15)



Thriller (2019)
119mins UK/Nor/Can/US

Starring: Liam Neeson, Micheal Richardson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Writer(s): Frank Baldwin
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Nelson Coxman is a long-serving snow plough driver in Kehoe, which welcomes thousands of tourists to its ski resorts. Shortly after Nelson blushingly accepts a Citizen Of The Year prize from his peers, he learns that his beloved boy Kyle has died from a heroin overdose. Nelson contemplates suicide. At his lowest ebb, he learns that Kyle, who worked at the airport, was murdered by drug cartel kingpin Trevor Calcote aka Viking. Nelson vows revenge.

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Cold Pursuit (15)

Revenge is a dish best served at sub-zero temperature in Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland's English-language remake of his 2014 black comedy In Order Of Disappearance. Screenwriter Frank Baldwin transplants the stylised blood-letting from snow-laden Scandinavia to the ski slopes of a fictional Colorado town where white powder on the ground could be trafficked cocaine. In this close-knit community, police adopt a relaxed approach to visitors smoking spliffs on the street because the local economy relies heavily on income from these pleasure-seeking tourists. Corruption is rife, cops are largely in the pay of powerful crime lords, so the long arm of the law occasionally fails to take a gloved hand out of its pockets...

Cold Pursuit. Copyright: StudioCanal. Caption: Tom Bateman as Trevor Calcote aka Viking and Liam Neeson as Nelson Coxman in Cold Pursuit, directed by Hans Petter Moland. Photo: Doane Gregory. All Rights Reserved.Cold Pursuit centres on a grief-stricken father, who strikes back against the criminal fraternity which murdered his son. Liam Neeson's portrayal of the vengeance-seeking patriarch is less muscular than his bruising heroics in the Taken films. He is an awkward fit for a film, which slaloms at dizzying speed between lurid violence and gallows humour. Baldwin's script leaves supporting characters in the deep freeze so it is hard to muster warmth and affection when they become collateral damage.

Nelson Coxman (Neeson) is a long-serving snow plough driver in Kehoe, which welcomes thousands of tourists to its ski resorts. Shortly after Nelson blushingly accepts a Citizen Of The Year prize from his peers, he learns that his beloved boy Kyle (Micheal Richardson) has died from a heroin overdose. "We didn't know our own son," despairs Nelson's wife Grace (Laura Dern). "Kyle wasn't a druggie," growls her husband, who rejects the findings of police detectives Dash (Emmy Rossum) and Gip (John Doman). Grief steadily poisons the marriage and Nelson contemplates suicide. At his lowest ebb, he learns that Kyle, who worked at the airport, was murdered by drug cartel kingpin Trevor Calcote aka Viking (Tom Bateman). Nelson vows revenge and gains valuable intelligence from his brother Brock (William Forsythe) about Viking's well-oiled operation. The father systematically targets Viking's henchmen and the drug lord wrongly attributes the deaths to his sworn rival, Native American cartel leader White Bull (Tom Jackson). A bitter turf war spirals out of control and Viking's precocious son Ryan (Nicholas Holmes) is caught in the crossfire.

Cold Pursuit caters to the base desires of Neeson's core fanbase with bone-crunching fist fights and a shoot out, albeit with a hero who collapses exhausted, gasping for breath, after each exertion. The Northern Irish leading man and co-stars fumble the macabre humour but one delayed punchline with a paraglider hits its target with satisfying split-second timing. Bateman portrays his antagonist as a petulant, snivelling hot-head, who expects beleaguered lieutenants to clean up his mess. Sadly, he doesn't task them with tidying up the jarring tonal shifts of Moland's frost-bitten picture.

- Jo Planter

Cold Pursuit. Copyright: StudioCanal. Caption: Tom Bateman as Trevor Calcote aka Viking and Liam Neeson as Nelson Coxman in Cold Pursuit, directed by Hans Petter Moland. Photo: Doane Gregory. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 15th March
To Thursday 21st March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glengormley, Movie House Glengormley
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Cineworld Speke
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Ruislip, Cineworld South Ruislip
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- York, Vue York
From Friday 22nd March
To Thursday 28th March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex


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