The Grey


The Grey

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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

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Ben Bray
as Hernandez
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

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

Jan 8, 2013 | Full Review…
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.

Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Three-fifths of a solid film!

Jan 30, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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.

Jan 30, 2012 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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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

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.
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
Al S

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