Call it ‘Taken’ on ice, call it Mr Plow – The Movie, call it Neeson and Chill. But whatever you dub ‘Cold Pursuit’, starring Liam Neeson as a father out for revenge – do not confuse it with grim business as usual. After starring in three films in which his character’s “very particular set of set of skills” get put to good use, plus four other films that could fit the same bill, the 66-year-old actor approaches this snowbound thriller with tongue firmly in cheek. He stars as Nels Coxman, a stoic husband and father who runs a snowplow business in the ski resort town of Kehoe, Colorado. Coxman doesn’t talk much, a source of contention with his wife Grace. But he’s just been named Kehoe’s Citizen of the Year. No, Liam Neeson hasn’t gone soft. Coxman gets pissed pronto when tragedy strikes his son Kyle, played by Micheál Richardson – Neeson’s real-life son with the late Natasha Richardson. No, Kyle isn’t taken.Published in Daily Times, February 20th 2019.