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The Grey

HD   R Closed Captioning

Joe Carnahan

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About the Movie

Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List, Taken) stars as the unlikely hero Ottway in this undeniably suspenseful and powerful survival adventure. After their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness, a roughneck group of oil drillers is forced to find a way back to civilization. As Ottway leads the injured survivors through the brutal snow and ice, they are relentlessly tracked by a vicious pack of rogue wolves that will do anything to defend their territory. Adrenaline-fueled, action-packed and loaded with some of the most intense and brutally realistic attack scenes ever filmed, The Grey is being hailed as “a thriller you can sink your teeth into!” (The Washington Post)

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 193
  • Fresh: 152
  • Rotten: 41
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Hold on tight. It's a true call of the wild. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Jan 27, 2012

Rotten: What starts as a tense and moody survival thriller fairly quickly becomes tedious, forced and far-fetched as a septet of men is preyed upon by a wolf pack in the Alaska wilderness. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jan 26, 2012

Fresh: The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks. – Tom Charity,, Jan 8, 2013

Fresh: It may be too conventional for the art-house crowd, yet too arty for the megaplex. I prefer to call it an unusually reflective blood-and-guts saga. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jan 27, 2012

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Customer Reviews


I agree with some people that this movie is a tale about survival. In this movie a poem is presented later as the plot thickens; this poem is presented by Liam Neesons character John. "Once more into the Fray Into the last fight I will ever know Live and die on this day Live and die on this day. " The whole movie really is revolving around this poem as you will see when the movie progresses. Bottom line this is an excellent movie. There were parts that were absolutely gut wrenching and every moment has your attention. I do see, however, why other people did not like this movie. It was because of the ending. ATTENTION: KEEP WATCHING AT THE END OF THE CREDITS. REMEMBER ABOUT THE POEM JOHN (NEESON) REPEATS AT THE END. Bottom line BUY THIS MOVIE DONT RENT IT!!

Actually I Give it 4.5 Stars

I'll start off by saying you should watch this movie with surround sound on a plasma screen TV, not on a iPod, iPhone, or even iPad screen. The atmosphere makes this movie, and half of that atmosphere is the great sound.
The movie is very sobering, with all the characters pitted against the merciless Alaskan weather and wildlife after their plane crashes in the tundra. Though all the actors give well done and believable performances, Liam Neeson is the standout. Though the plot is fairly predictable, it manages to startle you a couple of times throughout it's running time. And though some will undoubtably be disappointed by the ending, I did not feel that way at all. If you want a good thriller and don't mind language (because there is a LOT of cursing in this movie, which is understandable given the circumstances), I would highly recommend The Grey.

Good Movie!!

While I wasn't too crazy about the ending, I liked the story line. Definitely not a movie for the wife and kids! It also makes you think twice about exploring the outdoors!! It would have been good to see him square off against the alpha male. Liem has been doing some kick butt work lately. And keep in mind its not easy after he lost his wife a few short years ago to a tragic accident (talking about real life- not the movie). The Grey is awesome!!

The Grey
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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