The Grey (2012)

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

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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: Action & Adventure , Drama
Directed By: Joe Carnahan
Written By: Ian Mackenzie Jeffers , Joe Carnahan
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Open Road Films - Official Site

Cast

Liam Neeson
as Ottway
Dallas Roberts
as Hendrick
Ben Bray
as Hernandez
James Badge Dale
as Lewenden
Anne Openshaw
as Ottway's Wife
Jonathan James Bitonti
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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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
CNN.com
Top Critic

The Grey is about raging against the dying of the light but also about accepting it with peace once the fight has been lost.

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
ReelViews
Top Critic

Three-fifths of a solid film!

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
Film.com
Top Critic

The Grey, despite moments of sublimity, is as predictable as a funeral. When Ottway angrily calls out to God, the nonanswer is sadly redundant.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Somewhere along the line, apparently, it was decided that having men fight for their lives is not enough to hang a movie on. It has to be a movie about Big Ideas.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Hold on tight. It's a true call of the wild.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Grey

½

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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
Kevin M. Williams
½

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.
Jens S.

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