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MovieMike - wrote on 01/25/2017
A passenger plane returning a group of oil workers from a drill camp goes down in the remote Alaskan backcountry. A fortunate few survive the crash, only to have to deal with surviving the elements – and a pack of wolves. The script is derived from the short story ‘Ghost Walker’, written by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers. Jeffers shares the screenplay credit with Director Joe Carnahan (‘The A-Team’, ‘Smokin’ Aces’). The film has a familiar feel to it, initially, making me think of titles like ‘Flight Of The Phoenix’ or ‘The Edge’.
Filling out the lead role is Liam Neeson (‘Taken’, ‘Unknown’) as John Ottway, a company hired hunter who’s paid to keep wolves from attacking the drill sites. He initially pens a suicide note to his wife, but upon hearing the howl …
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/19/2014
In this wilderness adventure that pits man versus nature, hunter Liam Neeson becomes the hunted as he leads a handful of plane crash survivors through the most adverse of conditions while being stalked by a pack of wolves. To be honest, I found the premise to this film to be about as promising as such films starring Troy McClure, but Joe Carnahan at the helm and Neeson's towering presence convinced me to give it a try. Thankfully, The Grey is far from the usual macho chest beating that you see in a lot of wilderness adventures, the director instead showing how man stripped of his technology is little more than one of the beasts he finds himself hunted by. Neeson once again revels in the part of a rough and tough pragmatist and it's nice to hear his native accent again, and although the …
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 03/01/2013
This was one of the most underrated films of the year, and I frankly was incredibly surprised by the films quality. This movie was released in the earliest bits of the year, which is usually a garbage can were studios can dump movies they don’t know what to do with. 2012 was no different, but among all the awful horror flicks and un-funny comedies there are movies that are legitimately good, and The Grey was one of those movies. It’s A Diamond in the rough.
The movie is full of a horrifying sense of hopelessness. The whole time you know that are intrepid adventurers are doomed and that the wolves, animals that have lived in the ice and snow for thousands of years, will inevitably win. This movie is unlikely to have a happy ending, yet despite that it gets you invested in the …
Lee - wrote on 11/11/2012
Before i begin reviewing this so-so film i have to mention that this film has inspired me to create a new movie list entitled 'Biggest Hollywood Dissapointments' that will place this movie at #1 and probably will remain #1 for some time. I had such high hopes upon seeing the trailer for this. I am not the biggest Liam Neeson fan at all although at times i will agree he shines and can actually be quite cool. (His performance in the Taken films for example) I had heard, which later turned out to be alot of whooey, that he of coarse spends a majority of the film battling wolves of gigantic proportions, sure their were wolf attacks unfortunatly though too dark and fast to even see the wolve pack at times, however none involved Neeson's charector like i was told. Now for those that havent …
smeagol - wrote on 05/10/2012
I expected much more from this film. liam neeson rarely does a bad movie. and this isn't a bad one but its not quite what it was potrayed to be in the press clips. and certainly far from his best.
It isn't about some killer monster wolf or anything like that. its basically a straight forward simple survival of the wlld movie. Their plane crashes and those who are left have to survive in the cold wilderness while the wolves are just waiting to attack . basic concept really !. The wolves themselves were dissapointing and rarely seen on the screen as much as you would expect. i kept waiting for something good to happen but it didn't go as expecting then it just ended when i finally thought i'd get to see something good.
more of a made for tv movie i thought than a big release.
MikePA - wrote on 04/13/2012
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 …
MovieAddict - wrote on 03/10/2012
A commercial airplane filled with oil workers who know each other are on their way home from an Alaskan oil field, when the airplane crashes in the harsh arctic tundra without warning leaving seven survivors. Concluding no one will be out looking for them, these rough manly men who live off of booze and hard labor march towards the woods looking for civilization while being stalked by a pack of angry and blood thirsty wolves defending their territory. I say 'angry' and not, 'hungry' because the wolves don't seem to be hunting them for food. Every time a character is picked off, they only seem to maul them to death then leave.
Neeson and the rest of the cast performed moderately well, creating believable, characters, but I found the film to be grim and depressing to the point of …