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 Films

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


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Critic Reviews for The Grey

All Critics (190) | 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

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

A wickedly pulse-pounding and wild ride from start to finish. An instant classic. A fresh, furious and tremendously original piece of action film. An adrenaline-charged action-packed edge of your seat thriller that will knock you out. A powerful and outstanding film. It`s gritty, authentic and feels really real with its characters and atmosphere. This movie kicks all sorts of ass and keeps your heart-pounding. A bone-chilling and exhilarating thrill-machine that never lets up. It`s loaded with non-stop action and searing suspense. The action is fresh and shocking and the character development is superb. An incredible, surprisingly moving and unforgettable movie. Director, Joe Carnahan crafts a rich, stylish, thrilling and brilliant new breed of adventure and his best film since Narc. Liam Neeson gives a raw, intense and electrifying performance. Neeson never ceases to amaze with his acting and shows he will never back down from a challenge. Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts and Frank Grillo give strong and great performances. An action film that can not be stopped and is packed with power. A totally intense and mind-blowing survival thriller that's smart, sharp, action-packed and truly compelling.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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