Snow blower

Snowblower is one of the most unexpected, pleasant surprises in recent memory - a worthy remake of "In Order of Disappearance" 2014. Billed as an action film, the film is more of a dark comedy than anything else. Director Hans Petter Moland, clearly inspired by what the Coen brothers might have put together, does a masterful job of making the audience laugh, cringe, and root for these (mostly) loathsome characters. In "Cold Pursuit" the law doesn't come into play, realism isn't necessarily at the forefront, but its tongue-in-cheek nature ties together one of the most unique "crime drama comedies" ever. for the last few year s.


Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson) lives a simple life in the Rocky Mountain town of Kehoe. As a snowplow driver, Nels spends his days clearing deep snow from major roads. Nels' son, Kyle (Mikael Richardson), works at the local airport, which is frequented by wealthy vacationers and ski enthusiasts. After an unfortunate mix-up at the airport, Kyle is kidnapped and killed by local drug lords. Disguised as an accidental heroin overdose, local police chalk it up to yet another drug-induced self-inflicted cause. Knowing that his son was not on drugs, Nels begins a path of revenge that leads all the way to Denver's eccentric crime boss, Trevor "The Viking" Calcote (Tom Bateman).


Moland, who was the main director of the film on which Cold Pursuit is based, does an incredible job of keeping every shot simple and clean. There's no empty space on screen, from the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains to the tense one-on-one confrontations peppered throughout the film. There's a scene soon where Nels and his wife Grace (Laura Dern) must identify their son's body. Moland uses this incredibly personal and tragic moment in his parents' lives as his cue to tell the audience that this is not your typical revenge story. As the mourning parents enter the morgue, the attendant slowly lifts the gurney, so slowly that the entire mood of the film changes from tragedy to comedy. This is where Moland's very risky and bold move pays off, and Cold Pursuit is able to stay fresh and inventive until the credits roll. The only downside is that at some point the film becomes too funny and it may definitely turn off some viewers.


For the most part, acting goes smoothly. The underwhelming but effective cast is asked to be dry and concise, in keeping with the overall tone of the film. Neeson plays his familiar role as a father who wants to avenge his family and impresses. Bateman, who plays the main antagonist, the Viking, puts on an impressive show. With a difficult role, Bateman becomes a hero about halfway through the film and, to say the least, becomes a memorable villain.


The snow blower breaks all your usual habits and isn't afraid to be different. Inducing genuine laughter, shock and tension, Moland has created a truly unique and memorable experience.