Nee­son plays against type in chilly caper

The Galloway News - - WEEKENDTIC­KET -

af­ter shoot­ing some­one.

In a film packed with wild work, Tom Bate­man (Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press) stands out from the pack as crazed gang­ster Trevor “Vik­ing” Cal­cote.

It’s just as well too be­cause Nee­son bizarrely does a dis­ap­pear­ing act for much of the in­fe­rior sec­ond half; it’s also a shame to see Laura Dern (Nels’ wife Grace) in such a re­dun­dant role.

The face-offs and set-pieces are clev­erly done, though, with Moland util­is­ing ev­ery­thing from Nels’ snow plough to an in­flat­able sofa.

De­spite sim­i­lar­i­ties, Cold Pur­suit is no Fargo; but ev­ery­one in­volved de­serves credit for de­fy­ing ex­pec­ta­tions and push­ing the en­ve­lope in Nee­son’s best flick in years.

Hang­ing on Nee­son’s snow plough driver Nels faces a frosty re­cep­tion

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