He’s got a particular set of skills… well mostly he’s got nothing to lose and some good connections. As of this writing the Tomatometer had it at 70%, Metacritic was at 57% and IMDB was at 66%. I would agree with these ratings. This movie will not be for everyone. It is weird! But it is fun and violent and really what more could you ask for?
So many unique and interesting characters! Luckily there are great actors to bring them to life, however, I couldn’t tell you any of their names beside Liam Neeson, Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum but you may recognize some of the others. There truly are too many wonderful performances to pick out a favourite. This is actually a good thing because a lot of this Liam Neeson movie doesn’t have him in it.
Liam Neeson is a snow plow driver with a high wife and a bag handler son. It’s a quiet life, the town appreciates him so much they give him an award. Everything seems totally pleasant until his son overdoses on the bad kind of drugs. Now it’s time for revenge. Mostly Liam just wants answers! His son wasn’t a junkie, he’s sure of it. It only takes a very large body count, bloody misunderstandings between crime lords, and a kidnapping to he find out he’s right.
Why we should watch or not watch it:
Did you like Fargo? Either the movie or the TV show? Then get past the first 30 minutes of this movie and you’ll be having a lot of fun. Also don’t worry there is a scene where a person is shredded...
This movie is apparently based on the Norwegian film Krafitidioten or, as it is known in the US, In Order of Disappearance starring Stellan Skarsgard. (And I’m gone now to go watch that film, love me some Skarsgard).