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The Grey (2012)



Critic Consensus: The Grey is an exciting tale of survival, populated with fleshed-out characters and a surprising philosophical agenda.

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In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements - and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt - before their time runs out. -- (C) Open Road Films

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Ben Bray
as Hernandez
Anne Openshaw
as Ottway's Wife
Jonathan James Bitonti
as Ottway (5 years old)
James Bitonti
as Ottway's Father
Ella Kosor
as Talget's Little Girl
Jacob Blair
as Cimoski
Lani Gelera
as Flight Attendant
Larissa Stadnichuk
as Flight Attendant
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Critic Reviews for The Grey

All Critics (209) | Top Critics (58)

In the case of The Grey, less would have decidedly been more.

June 20, 2013 | Full Review…

The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks.

January 8, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A thoughtful, tough-minded little tale of survival and attrition that sets its sights a bit further than its firepower takes it.

February 10, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The film is an intelligent study of the will to live.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Grey is about raging against the dying of the light but also about accepting it with peace once the fight has been lost.

January 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Three-fifths of a solid film!

January 30, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Grey


A thrilling movie that really knows how to extract tension from extreme situations - even though some moments seem a bit illogical, like the jolly barbecue in the woods -, with an intense story about man facing nature and fear, a stunning cinematography and strong performances.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Pretty interesting take on the survival genre as a group of oil workers up in Alaska crash land in the middle of nowhere, so that not only do they got cold to deal with, and that's neverending, but they got a wolfpack unhappy about their preserve being poached upon. Neeson is riveting as the leader with a twist. A good time at the movies.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


One of the most audacious examples of false marketing ever. There are very few wolf attacks, there is very little Liam Neeson kicking ass. It's mostly existentialist drama of men trying to make it through the wild in one piece while failing in supposedly realistic and unspectacular ways. And when you think the film finally starts to deliver what you came to see it simply fades to black. Boo!

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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