Liam Neeson stars in producer/director Joe Carnahan's tense adventure thriller about a group of tough-as-nails oil rig workers who must fight for their lives in the Alaskan wilderness after their airplane crashes miles from civilization. With supplies running short and hungry wolves closing in, the shaken survivors face a fate worse than death if they don't act fast. Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, and Frank Grillo co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Feature commentary with Co-Writer/Director Joe Carnahan
A recommended film for those who appreciate themes
At first glance this movie could very easily be written off as merely another survival movie; however, its ambiguous tone and careful ambience inspires thought which is something I look for in movies. It is easy to label The Grey as a survivalist movie, and not even a great one at that, but I believe there is more to this film than a simple genre label. This film inspires different interpretations which is its greatest strength. The ending, although it may produce some negative reactions, was a perfect conclusion if the theme of the movie is kept in constant perspective. I would greatly recommend this movie, but I would also recommend it is not watched based on genre presuppositions, but rather evaluated based on its tone and themes: these considerations will make the experience much more enjoyable. Also, an honorable mention of the soundtrack is necessary.
This movie was good, the wolves are going to shock you, the ending I hoped would be better but understandable, cause it would of been nasty if I saw the ending I wanted to see, even tho I wanted to see a fight.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Not for grain haters
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
I love this movie. Saw it in theaters. Great performance from Liam Neeson. Very grainy transfer that can be distracting at times. Some will like the filmic look
Very bleak, dark toned survival/man against nature film. I love Liam Neeson and Frank Grillo in pretty much any movie they're in. This movie is very intense and you're really rooting for the characters. The wolf scenes are very brutal, and there IS a brief scene after the end credits that may or may not give some viewers closure, for lack of a better term.
Moments of unbelievability mixed with solid action
I'm a sucker for Liam Neeson movies, so it was inevitable that I would purchase a copy of "The Grey". The film is actually better than I expected (even if you have to suspend your moments of disbelief at times regarding the wolves). The movie does have plenty of action, a great plane crash, and plenty of territorial wolves who want to do nothing other than eliminate Neesom and his band of survivors. If you liked Neesom in "Taken" and "Unknown", then you'll like him in "The Grey".
In Alaska, when an oil drilling team's plane crashes in the frozen wilderness, the team's head of security must lead the team to survive the elements and a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.
The Grey shows that we are all instinctual at our core when faced with impossible odds. Logic, faith, religion, or sheer determination sometimes give way to more base animal behavior in times of desperation. Alphas emerge to lead. Betas fight to be the top dog. And survival usually goes to the fittest.
been a fan of liam neeson films for awhile now
saw this in the theatre on the big screen
decided to pick it up on bluray
worth the watch
MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE WHOLE MOVIE until The end....hENCE THERE IS AN EXTRA SCENE FOLLOWING THE full CREDITS
plus Nonso Anozie (xaro xhoan daxos) from game of thrones has a part in the movie
Spectacular scenery and on the
edge of your seat drama with unexpected action . It is rather a slow mover at times , but not bad . Once you start this
story you don't want get up and miss a scene or you'll miss the plot . If you liked Taken and Taken 2 , this is a movie
you should watch . Not for everyone is the reason for a four star rating.