The Grey Synopsis
Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Didn't like it, pointless

By autumnrains67
I adore Liam Neeson, the acting is good, scenes are beautiful and I jumped at a couple of the wolf scenes. However, the movie seemed pointless. We walked out after wishing we hadn't seen it. I...

Extremely great film but not a standard Liam Neeson flick

By NeimanJ
Everything about this movie was great, but if you're expecting a film along the lines of Taken or Unknown you'll be rather disappointed. Neeson doesn't play the near super-human hero in The Grey, but...

very good

By wlake11
The trailer makes this seem more action packed then it is so for that it somewhat disappointed me because i was hoping for taken with wolves pretty much. But its a man vs nature survival movie and...

The Grey

By prscordato
This film was so much more than I was expecting; however, I fear I'm getting too old to "enjoy" a film as gripping and realistic as The Grey. When I stood up to exit the theatre my hands and legs...

Wolf Turd

By Steve111111
Bad story line, bad directing, bad special effects (the wolves look fake and their restless pursuit of these guys is not realistic); so so acting (really not too much dialog), and stupid ending are...

The Grey

By dmcurtis
I was anxious to see this movie, but was terribly disappointed by its content. FThe ending was pathetic. I am anxious to hear other comments on this movie. I would not recommend it to any audience....

The Grey hits every emotion possible

By JerseyJeff84
I saw The Grey last night and it has honestly been YEARS since I have seen a movie that has made me laugh, cry, sit on the edge of my seat, start to turn away from gore, feel adrenaline run through...

The Grey

By Tomscottm
Just lousy. Liiam was very good,as always, casting good, story line wretched and unsatisfying. The message did not equal the tedium of the journey. A one trick pony for 2 hours plus....

The Thinking Man's Action Hero

By tcgeorge
After reading so many of the reviews, my only guess is that this movie requires more brain-power than the average movie-goer cares to spare. This is more than just a story of a plane crash and...

Great acting...great writing......

By bullit98
It's rare that I go to a movie that doesn't have absolute action (explosions, mountains of bullets, carnage, big body count)......or the best in science fiction and vampire flicks....but this...

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Rated R | For bloody images, violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Bloody wilderness survival story has lots of violence.
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