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The Grey
The Grey

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Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo
Jan 27, 2012
R, 1 hr. 58 min.


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Movie Info

Cast: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, Ben Bray, James Badge Dale, Anne Openshaw, Peter Girges Dureyshevar
Director: Joe Carnahan
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 58 min.
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Theater Release: Jan 27, 2012
DVD Release: May 15, 2012
Synopsis: In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements - and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt - before their time runs out. -- (C) Open Road Films

Critic Reviews

  • Tom Charity,
    The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks.
  • James Berardinelli, ReelViews
    The Grey is about raging against the dying of the light but also about accepting it with peace once the fight has been lost.
  • Laremy Legel,
    Three-fifths of a solid film!
  • David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
    The Grey, despite moments of sublimity, is as predictable as a funeral. When Ottway angrily calls out to God, the nonanswer is sadly redundant.
  • Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
    Somewhere along the line, apparently, it was decided that having men fight for their lives is not enough to hang a movie on. It has to be a movie about Big Ideas.
  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    Hold on tight. It's a true call of the wild.
  • Tom Long, Detroit News
    "The Grey" may appeal to those who like entrails, tough talk and bad endings. All others beware.
  • Rafer Guzman, Newsday
    The film's conflicting tones never quite mesh, but some fine acting and powerful moments make "The Grey" watchable, if not entirely compelling.
  • Kyle Smith, New York Post
    It may be too conventional for the art-house crowd, yet too arty for the megaplex. I prefer to call it an unusually reflective blood-and-guts saga.
  • Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
    The film sustains some suspense and brooding atmosphere for its first half, but eventually the clichés of character and dialogue drag it struggling to ground.
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