Liam Neeson vs. a pack of wolves... SOLD!
I enjoyed The Grey. Flaws aside, I thought it was a pretty cool and effective thriller. The director Joe Carnahan took great advantage of filming on location, because it literally feels like you're there with the crew in those horrible, freezing weather conditions. He also provided great suspense, cinematography, and an excellent ending (if you understood its symbolism). Liam Neeson is a just one true badass. His performance was nothing short of great and I really liked his character. The Grey has a very intirguing introduction, followed by a frightening plane crash sequence. These scenes leave you with the impression that this will be a dark, scary, and dramatic thrill ride. It is, and it offers much, much more. I want to add that the music score is excellent.
Problems: I felt that a lot of the side characters who weren't as well developed as some of the other crew members were forced a sad back-story so you might actually care about them. I didn't. Also a lot of the action was filmed with shaky-cam and it got frustrating. Yes, I hate shaky-cam. Other than that, The Grey is a slick thriller about survival that manages to entertain. Hey, you may even cry.
3/4 (See It)