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6.3
/10
1,258 Ratings

The Grey

Directed by Joe Carnahan
United States, 2011
Action, Thriller

Synopsis

In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

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The Grey Directed by Joe Carnahan
Joe Carnahan’s moody, macho action classic is as much a reverie on manhood and mortality as it is a terrifying thriller about a group of plane-crash survivors in Alaska being attacked by wild animals.
January 18, 2019
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Carnahan—whose career contains as many unrealized or cancelled projects as completed ones—specializes in macho themes, sometimes exaggerating them to cartoonish proportions (as in his underrated take on The A-Team, which also starred Neeson), at other times deconstructing them. The Grey, his most accomplished film, is a thorough and surprisingly philosophical dismantling of the wilderness survival thriller, and one of the grimmest movies to come out of Hollywood in the last decade.
December 05, 2014
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…Mostly I just want to watch Liam Neeson fight a wolf. Since the point has been pressed, yes, I do recognize that this is a fundamentally superficial desire. But then, a lot of man-hours at union scale went into implanting—implanting, not satiating—this desire in my brain. Dude, you’re the one who brought it up. It seems somewhat in bad faith for The Grey’s writer-director Joe Carnahan to interrogate an appetite of his own devising.
January 10, 2013
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