The Grey Reviews

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Remember all the big talk from Joe Carnahan about bringing this back to theaters for Oscar consideration in the fall? Seems pretty stupid now, doesn't it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2012
He will be 60 this year but instead of slowing down, Liam Neeson is speeding up, as he has become the most bankable action hero in the world. His latest ice-cold thriller, The Grey, is currently the number one movie at the US box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
a wild ride and will answer the question of how long you can hold your breath, and then quickly knock it out of you. Cinema seats will be torn apart, popcorn will fly and there might even be a few tears
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
February 27, 2012
The Grey features some astonishing sequences, spectacular cinematography, excellent performances and heartfelt ruminations on mortality, faith, masculinity, hope, family and existence. It also has really really cool wolves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 19, 2012
Joe Carnahan's best film since Narc...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 16, 2012
This is a surprise of a film: spiritual, frightening, heartfelt, and thrilling. Exactly the opposite of what the "Liam Neeson punching wolves" trailer implied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2012
There are echoes of John Boorman's iconic survival drama Deliverance (1972) as the men come to realise that nature has no pity, no feelings. The way the men interact is part of the drama, as hotheads and fools are revealed beneath the macho masks
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2012
Liam Neeson's powerful presence is the central focus of the story; he is our compass as we experience the terror, the isolation, the conflict, the hope and the many obstacles to survival - both physical and mental
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
February 15, 2012
The Grey is the first movie to cast Liam Neeson appropriately since his ascent to pop icon status. Here, as the last man standing against the viciousness of nature, he is the pure, distilled essence of man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 14, 2012
To be let down by the film's rather poetic conclusion to miss the true, introspective intent of the film entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
February 13, 2012
Aside from Neeson's top-caliber performance...the movie's got several excellent set pieces...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
February 12, 2012
This is not a gritty realistic survival film, but a film that functions on a mythical level to explore the meaning of life, the existence of God and the hubris of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2012
... A harrowing tale not necesarily of survival but of the will to survive and what happens when maybe that isn't enough.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 10, 2012
The best film of 2012. Too soon? Yeah, you're right. But this film is more than just Neeson killing wolves.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
February 10, 2012
A thoughtful, tough-minded little tale of survival and attrition that sets its sights a bit further than its firepower takes it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Grae Drake
Movies.com
February 7, 2012
Director Joe Carnahan punctuates this movie with visceral, overwhelmingly realistic scenes that easily take first place in the Use the Bathroom Before Seeing This Movie Contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 6, 2012
a physically and philosophically grueling survival thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
February 3, 2012
The Grey separates itself from the pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 3, 2012
Brutally poetic as only a proper B-picture of the best old-school tradition could ever be.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 3, 2012
Silliness creeps in, and it doesn't matter very much onscreen that Neeson is claiming he chewed wolf jerky to prepare for his role.
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