Grey Owl (1999)




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Archibald Belaney was a British man who grew up fascinated with Native American culture -- so much so that in the early 1900s he left the United Kingdom for Canada, where he reinvented himself as Archie Grey Owl and lived in the wild as a North American Indian trapper. He eventually became an environmental activist after renouncing trapping and hunting. Grey Owl is based on Belaney's true story, starring Pierce Brosnan in the title role. In 1934, Archie was living a largely solitary life when he … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sensuality/nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William Nicholson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2000
Beaver Productions


as Archibald Belaney/Gr...

as Walter Perry

as Anahareo/Pony

as Ned White Bear

as Harry Champlin

as Jim Wood

as Ada Belaney

as Carrie Belaney

as Cyrrus Finney

as Jim Bernard
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Critic Reviews for Grey Owl

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | June 17, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Good intentions equal boredom in this slow, overly reverential portrait.

Full Review… | January 12, 2004

Everyone talks in dead, uncharismatic monotone.

January 1, 2000

June 25, 2005

Audience Reviews for Grey Owl


I really liked this picture because of the two main characters. Grey Owl/Archie Belaney(Pierce Brosnan) and Pony(Annie Galipeau) two souls who happen to have feelings for each other(their attraction is not noticable at first). Plus if you like the historic Canadian landscape, cute furry animals, and cool Native Indian culture check this picture out. "Grey Owl" is a nice movie to sit at the comfort of your home with a mug of hot chocolate in one hand and a warm blanket to cuddle up too. Doesn't hurt if you watch it with your loved one either.

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