Not even a global pandemic can slow down Liam Neeson‘s desire to maintain his position as one of cinema’s premiere action stars. The 69 year-old was the only actor of the COVID-19 era to headline two movies that opened at the top of the box office thanks to Honest Thief and The Marksman, the latter of which also became the highest-grossing title that didn’t hail from one of the major studios.
Neeson may have hinted at an impending retirement from running and gunning on many occasions over the last few years, but people keep sending him scripts and he keeps signing them, so his Indian summer isn’t over quite yet. In fact, The Ice Road has landed on Netflix today, offering a snowy variation on the Academy Award nominee’s standard thriller formula.
The plot follows Neeson’s ice road trucker, who ends up taking part in a dangerous rescue mission after a group of workers find themselves trapped in a collapsed diamond mine, but there’s a cabal of villains also on the loose who have nefarious intentions of their own. As you’d expect, Netflix subscribers are going wild for The Ice Road, with tons of people flocking to social media already to share their thoughts on the pic.
THE ICE ROAD allows Liam Neeson to, yet again, play a badass hero. It is a bit ridiculous but never goes beyond disbelief; some great nail-biting moments that kept me on edge too. If you enjoy action-thrillers starring Liam Neeson, then you will really enjoy his latest movie. pic.twitter.com/y8aXAtx9dT
— Charlie McGivern (@McGivernC_) June 25, 2021
The ice road on Netflix is good af??
— BigMomma? (@just_Yvette) June 25, 2021
THE ICE ROAD on #Netflix is a survival action-thriller starring Liam Neeson. Of course, that means a wild ride with a storyline that might defy logic a bit much. However, this one also offers up some crushing social commentary. Read our #TheIceRoad review! https://t.co/AAyIXQN8Ws
— Heaven of Horror (@HeavenOfHorror) June 25, 2021
Just finished watching "The Ice Road" and gotta say watched a good movie after a long time.
— Adnan (@ad_760) June 25, 2021
The Ice Road is an entertaining action thriller, giving Liam Neeson a different starring vehicle.
— keithlovesmovies @ #Tribeca2021 (@keithlovemovies) June 25, 2021
A good movie to watch on Netflix… “The Ice Road”Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne stay busy
— ??????? (@ChillCookie25_8) June 25, 2021
This movie the ice road is so good
— Lex (@____lovelylex) June 25, 2021
My two favorite moments in the "Ice Road" are when Liam Neeson hold his Thermos in his right hand and knocks a guy out with a single left jab and when he bellows at a pill-happy VA doctor, "Kiss my Irish ass!" Sixty-nine years old and still the champ.https://t.co/ECrtR6Vunu
— Richard Roeper (@RichardERoeper) June 25, 2021
— Chris ?? (@Chris_1791) June 25, 2021
So basically it's kinda like Rosemary Baby. If you don't wanna watch it you can checkout #IceRoad on Netflix.
Now that's a good watch!
— BeautifulTruth (@AttractTheTruth) June 25, 2021
On Netflix today, THE ICE ROAD is probably the best version of a movie where Liam Neeson drives a big rig semi across miles of thawing ice and has to stop sniveling bad guys because corporate greed! Chug about three beers beforehand and you’ll have fun. https://t.co/ZXX8i46mW8
— Nate Adams (@TheOnlyCritic) June 25, 2021
— Mark Collie (@TheMarkCollie) June 24, 2021
You don’t even really need to know what The Ice Road is about, when the promise of Liam Neeson doing what he does best probably made your mind up about whether or not you’re willing to check it out a long time ago. Co-star Laurence Fishburne is always a welcome presence in action movies when he’s allowed to cut loose and have a little fun, and the viewing numbers will no doubt end up justifying Netflix’s $18 million investment in the distribution rights and then some.