New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The gristle inside this movie is one of the things that save it from being simply a series of challenges.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A terrifically exciting, deeply unsettling survivalist epic.
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
Mr. Carnahan has till now been pigeonholed, and rightly, by comedy shoot-'em-ups like "Smokin' Aces" and "The A-Team." But here he is with The Grey - certainly an adventure film but one with a spiritual ingredient that is both surprising and fiercely resonant.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The Grey, a man's-man of a genre picture that will satisfy the action audience while reminding more discerning viewers what they saw in director Joe Carnahan's decade-old breakthrough, "Narc."
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By Ian Buckwalter
The movie might not be a vengeance-driven wolf-man cage fight, but in subverting those escapist expectations, it sinks its teeth far deeper and more memorably.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Grey, whose clipped title, grim swagger, and lost-in-the-outback themes conjure up visions of that Alec Baldwin/Anthony Hopkins classic, "The Edge," devolves into a predictable man-against-nature, and man-against-fellow man, affair.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
You see the pattern here? Winter-release slot + travel budget + Liam Neeson = slightly preposterous, routinely violent, apparently lucrative action movie in which the Irish-born star signals inner emotional conflict with his handsomely mashed boxer's face while settling outer physical conflict with his boxer's fists.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's cheap the way The Grey wants to be both a Liam Neeson "Quit Taking My Stuff'' movie and an existential thriller about survival.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The computer-generated wolves have more personality than any of the dull characters in The Grey.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A handsome but gabby take on the standard survivalist thriller that's more concerned with lofty metaphysics than which poor blockhead is about to bite it next.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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