Cold Pursuit (2019)

Hans Petter Moland directs Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum and Tom Bateman in this crime comedy where the Colorado mob find themselves being picked off by a vengeful snow plough driver.

Diverting if unmemorable. Works better as a black comedy than an action thriller. Neeson’s vigilante gets lost in his own movie by the final third (but you’ve seen that part of the movie a fair few times before) while Tom Bateman impresses as a vainglorious mob boss. It unspools into ever weakening punchlines and an overly busy ensemble, but it never bores. Equally, it never even threatens to reach the highs of the Fargo TV show, which you could be watching instead and getting a similar, far stronger fix from.

5

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