Netflix subscribers in the UK are embracing the chilly vibes of the season with a revenge-action flick, which has swiftly ascended to the number-one spot on the streaming platform.
Cold Pursuit, which has been a mainstay on the global Netflix film chart for a while, has not only captured the hearts of UK viewers but has also secured a spot in the top ten lists of four countries, including the Bahamas and Ireland. The film’s sudden meteoric rise has seen it surpass the likes of David Fincher’s The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender, in a cinematic showdown that pits cold vengeance against comically deadly seriousness.
Directed by Hans Petter Moland, Cold Pursuit has a screenplay written by Frank Baldwin that introduces viewers to a tale of revenge, deception, and unexpected humour that lurks beneath the surface of a man who is no stranger to cinematically avenging his children. Set against the backdrop of snow-covered landscapes, Cold Pursuit not only provides thrills and suspense but also a unique blend of dark comedy.
Leading the charge is Liam Neeson, who takes on the role of Nels Coxman, a snowplough driver in the Colorado Rockies. Coxman’s peaceful life takes a tragic turn when his son is mysteriously murdered, setting off a chain of events that leads him down a dark and dangerous path.
The film’s supporting cast includes Laura Dern as Grace Coxman, Nels’ wife, and Emmy Rossum as Officer Kim Dash, a tenacious cop determined to unravel the web of crime that engulfs the small town.
Neeson knew people would be instantly reminded of Taken when they hear the story of Cold Pursuit, “Oh fuck, here we go again,” as he put it to Entertainment Weekly. “I feel very privileged, and a little bit guilty. I’m having fight scenes with guys half my age, and I just can’t stop laughing. It’s just so silly on one level and great fun on another,” he confided with a chuckle.
You can watch Cold Pursuit on Netflix and catch the trailer here: