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Cold Pursuit Reviews

February 28, 2019
After a zingy, tight first hour, the concision gives way to flab. The executions become a touch mechanical, the gags start to feel forced, and the avalanche of lavishly nicknamed baddies loses distinction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2019
Yes, the revenge is still there, as is the violence...Yet there is also originality and moments of startling tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2019
A chilly business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2019
Not that Moland is after a realistic, philosophical interrogation of cold-blooded revenge anyway -- and given Neeson's own recent, deeply unfortunate racist remarks, that may be for the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 11, 2019
Cold Pursuit falls squarely into that basket, yielding a wholly forgettable movie
February 8, 2019
"Cold Pursuit" is an excellent film.
February 8, 2019
Cold Pursuit works as intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2019
Cold Pursuit ultimately winds up being about how unsatisfying films like Cold Pursuit can be.
February 8, 2019
The stupidity lacks smarts in the script department, and the joke, such as it is, wears thin, then turns sour.
February 8, 2019
It's a delirious ride, full of fun and darkly comic moments, and its just the spike Neeson needs as his badass persona had seemingly run its course.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2019
At its best, it plays like a wry critique of this unexpectedly lucrative period of Neeson's career, and a borderline-spoof of the genre as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2019
Like the film's nicknames, which are a running but not particularly funny joke, "Cold Pursuit" starts to lose its way at this point and never fully recovers.
Top Critic
February 7, 2019
Cold Pursuit will not go down in history as one of Liam Neeson's most memorable efforts, but it's fun while it lasts, and he seems to have more fun than anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2019
The big problem is that Neeson drops out of the story for long stretches, and the movie needs him...
February 7, 2019
Cold Pursuit is the kind of film action fans will embrace, a decent antidote to cabin fever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2019
This is a movie in which nearly every one of the abundant killings is not just an act of justice, but also a blackly comic punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2019
Call it 'Taken' on Ice, but whatever you dub Liam Neeson's snowbound, revenge thriller it is still primo movie escapism, as long as you can get past Neeson's recent remarks about his own revenge fantasy against a black rapist. It's your call.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2019
Cold Pursuit is a curiosity, a parable on the underlying hollowness of pulpy revenge that nevertheless tries to serve up the requisite amount of bloody violence for its viewers.
February 6, 2019
[Neeson] does them well, but his performances often outstrip his conveyances of late.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2019
A mordantly funny action film for fans of Scandi noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2019
Bone-dry, ice-black, darkly violent and laugh-out-loud funny.
| Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2019
The thirst for revenge, in movies as in life, almost necessarily involves the dehumanization of its target. And if the movie itself is best taken as a joke, it's a very bad dad joke.
February 5, 2019
Neeson's latest action-thriller is an ice-hearted comedy that giggles at violence and shrugs at kidnapping. Not cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 5, 2019
All warnings given, if you love Neeson's action thrillers, you will find moments here of pleasure and amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2019
"Cold Pursuit" is the kind of movie that places its tongue firmly in cheek - and then chops off the whole head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 1, 2019
For a movie so frigid (and so viscerally shot in the snowy peaks of Alberta's Fortress Mountains), Moland's remake is at its best whenever it pauses for a moment of warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 31, 2019
Although Cold Pursuit adheres closely to the original, with many a scene virtually mirroring its predecessor, director Moland amps up the comedic touches even as the bodies pile up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 29, 2019
Offers ample violence but is not another post-Taken piece of grim vigilante wish-fulfillment.
January 29, 2019
Cold Pursuit knows that killing a man with a snow plow is a ridiculous macho fantasy, and it's going to give it to you anyway-but not without a sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 28, 2019
By pumping up the darkly comedic undertones, augmenting the frigid chill of the original, Moland's terrific, riveting picture distinguishes itself from other rote remakes.
January 28, 2019
The movie delivers, in its chosen way. But it's a soulless way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 28, 2019
Both the action and the comic elements in "Cold Pursuit" work reasonably well. Neeson can do justifiable homicide in his sleep by this point, but it's still fun to watch him dispatch goons and scumbags.
January 28, 2019
You'd think by now, 10 years into this implausible aging-vigilante cycle, things would be getting a bit tired and rote. But you'd be wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: B+