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The Grey (2012)



Critic Consensus: The Grey is an exciting tale of survival, populated with fleshed-out characters and a surprising philosophical agenda.

Movie Info

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 Filmsmore
Rating: R (for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, Joe Carnahan
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2012
Box Office: $51.5M
Open Road Films - Official Site


Ben Bray
as Hernandez
Anne Openshaw
as Ottway's Wife
Jonathan James Biton...
as Ottway (5 years old)
James Bitonti
as Ottway's Father
Ella Kosor
as Talget's Little Girl
Jacob Blair
as Cimoski
Lani Gelera
as Flight Attendant
Larissa Stadnichuk
as Flight Attendant
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News & Interviews for The Grey

Critic Reviews for The Grey

All Critics (191) | Top Critics (41)

The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Top Critic

This movie is awesome.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

"The Grey" is a film that reminds us how fortunate we are to be sitting in a theater or at home on the couch and not suffering frostbite, hypoxia and being in the dastardly predicament of having giant wolf fangs ripping our innards inside out.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013

In the case of The Grey, less would have decidedly been more.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

It's 'Man vs Wild Wolf' in this suspenseful Alaskan survival film.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

The Grey is an exciting, if uneven, paean to the macho ideal.

Full Review… | January 8, 2013
Paste Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Grey


A thrilling movie that really knows how to extract tension from extreme situations - even though some moments seem a bit illogical, like the jolly barbecue in the woods -, with an intense story about man facing nature and fear, a stunning cinematography and strong performances.

Carlos Magalhćes

Super Reviewer

Pretty interesting take on the survival genre as a group of oil workers up in Alaska crash land in the middle of nowhere, so that not only do they got cold to deal with, and that's neverending, but they got a wolfpack unhappy about their preserve being poached upon. Neeson is riveting as the leader with a twist. A good time at the movies.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


One of the most audacious examples of false marketing ever. There are very few wolf attacks, there is very little Liam Neeson kicking ass. It's mostly existentialist drama of men trying to make it through the wild in one piece while failing in supposedly realistic and unspectacular ways. And when you think the film finally starts to deliver what you came to see it simply fades to black. Boo!

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

The Grey Quotes

Flannery: Hey, guys, don't do that put your head between your knees crap if this plane crashes.
Diaz: Shut the fuck up, Flannery!
Burke: Why would you even say that?
Flannery: No, I saw it on the Discovery Channel. People have their spines up to their skulls because they're bent over like fucking retards.
Diaz: Shut the fuck up!
– Submitted by Moe J (2 years ago)
Ottway: Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.
– Submitted by Edward A (2 years ago)
Flannery: I gotta a book! It's called 'We're all fucked'! It's a best seller.
– Submitted by millie w (3 years ago)
Ottway: I'm gonna start beating the shit out of you in the next five seconds, and you're gonna swallow a lot of blood for a fucking billfold!
– Submitted by Ryden G (3 years ago)

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