Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman, William Forsythe, Julia Jones, Domenick Lombardozzi, Raoul Trujillo, Benjamin Hollingsworth, John Doman, Aleks Paunovic
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Action thriller directed by Hans Petter Moland in which the story follows quiet family man Nels Coxman (Liam Neeson), a local snowplow operator recently named Citizen of the Year of his small Colorado ski town for keeping the roads open through the winter. Nels’ quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) abruptly spins out of control when their son is unjustly murdered by a powerful drug lord. Taking the law into his own hands with only the tools of an outdoorsman and snowplow driver, Nels sets out to find those responsible but inadvertently ignites a turf war between a manically unpredictable gangster known as Viking (Tom Bateman) and a rival gang boss.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 21)
Nels: I’m no speech giver. I’m just a regular guy who keep a stretch of civilization open, but I really am honored to be named Kehoe Citizen of the Year. When you drive the same road day after day, it’s easy to think about the road not taken. I was lucky, I picked a good road early and I stayed on it.
Gip: Nels Coxman, Citizen of the Year. Good for him.
Cop: Mr. Coxman.
Nels: What can I do for you?
Cop: It’s about your son.
Jaded Coroner: He died of a heroin overdose.
Nel’s Wife: We didn’t know our own son.
Nels: Kyle wasn’t a druggie.
Jaded Coroner: Sorry, but all the parents say that.
Nels: Kyle’s dead. Tell me what happened?
Wingman: He got mixed up with some drug dealer, by the name of Viking.
Nels: Who’s Viking?
Wingman: Viking’s a whole different breed. He likes hurting people.
[referring to Viking]
Nels: I’m going to kill him and all those guys.
Wingman: What makes you think you can kill a man?
Nels: I read it in a crime novel.
Wingman: [to Nels] You have gone as far as you’re going to go.
Viking: [to his son] Do you know what a bully is?
[his son shakes his head]
Viking: I gave you Lord of the Flies. All the answers are in that book.
Nels: I’m going to kill these guys.
Nel’s Wife: Really?
Cop: Three of Viking’s drug dealers have disappeared.
Nels: Speedo. Limbo. Stana. Dead.
Nels: What is it with all these nicknames, Speedo, Viking, Eskimo?
Wingman: It’s a gangster thing.
Nels: Did you have a nickname?
Wingman: Yeah, from Top Gun, as in, “You can be my wingman.”
Viking: One guy can disappear, but three? Someone wants me dead. My guess, it was White Bull. If White Bull wants a war, then I’ll give it to him.
Viking: This is my world now.
Cop: White Bull is Viking’s rival.
Cop: [to Gip] Oh, Jesus. We have turf war, right here in our town.
White Bull: What are you doing?
Nels: My job.
Gip: This doesn’t happen in Kehoe.
Cop: It just did.
White Bull: I will have blood for blood!
Viking’s Son: I thought you were a kidnapper.
Nels: Not all the time.
Smoke: We need rooms tonight.
Resort Clerk: I’m sorry, you need a reservation.
Smoke: Excuse me.
Resort Clerk: A reser…
Smoke: Do you have any idea what I can do to you on TripAdivsor?
Total Quotes: 21
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