Vicious wolves hunt survivors of a plane crash through the Alaskan wilderness.
" Memories of The Grey will melt away before spring's first sunny day, but it will satisfy both fans of Neeson's serious performances in films like Kinsey and those who line up for his more recent spate of I-will-kill-everyone flicks. "
" Hold on tight. It's a true call of the wild. "
" For all its macho standoffs and action set pieces and menacing off-screen howling, The Grey is at heart a simple moral fable about how true heroism consists in helping other human beings to live as long and die as well as they can. "
" Certainly an adventure film but one with a spiritual ingredient that is both surprising and fiercely resonant. "
" Devolves into a predictable man-against-nature, and man-against-fellow man, affair. "
" The film's conflicting tones never quite mesh, but some fine acting and powerful moments make "The Grey" watchable, if not entirely compelling. "
" This gritty, relentlessly intense survival tale easily gets dibs on "feel-cold" movie of the year. "
" The film sustains some suspense and brooding atmosphere for its first half, but eventually the cliches of character and dialogue drag it struggling to ground. "
" 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. "
" The Grey has a certain muscular pull: It's a tough-as-nails study of hardened men struggling with the ostensibly conflicting pulls of stoic masculinity on one hand and love, faith and fear of death on the other. "
" The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks. "
" Three-fifths of a solid film! "
" 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. "
" The Grey, despite moments of sublimity, is as predictable as a funeral. When Ottway angrily calls out to God, the nonanswer is sadly redundant. "
" Somewhere along the line, apparently, it was decided that having men fight for their lives is not enough to hang a movie on. It has to be a movie about Big Ideas. "
" "The Grey" may appeal to those who like entrails, tough talk and bad endings. All others beware. "
" 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. "
" As stripped of colour as its title, apart from the red of flowing blood and burning eyes, The Grey urges contemplation on man as the human animal, one suddenly cast into the wilderness where real beasts dwell. "
" It's a fine, tough little movie, technically assured and brutally efficient, with a simple story that ventures into some profound existential territory without making a big fuss about it. "
" The Grey is about raging against the dying of the light but also about accepting it with peace once the fight has been lost. "
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