The Grey 2012 R CC

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(1,011) IMDb 6.8/10
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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.

Starring:
Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo
Runtime:
1 hour, 58 minutes

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The Grey

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Director Joe Carnahan
Starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo
Supporting actors Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale, Ben Bray, Anne Openshaw, Peter Girges, Jonathan Bitonti, James Bitonti, Ella Kosor, Jacob Blair, Lani Gelera, Larissa Stadnichuk
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Good action movie.
Bob Bob O
Those that tell you this is not a good movie or just a so-so movie simply didn't like the ending.
Richard
Plane crashes in arctic, wolves hunt survivors.
Kellie

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197 of 237 people found the following review helpful By C. Sawin VINE VOICE on January 26, 2012
Format: DVD
There were a lot of things that felt like they were kept secret on purpose before sitting down and viewing The Grey for the first time. The trailer hints at the movie being nothing more than a survival thriller starring Liam Neeson as he struggles to survive not only the unrelenting cold elements, but also the ferocious wolves that inhabit his surroundings. The Grey is written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the man who brought us Smokin' Aces and The A-Team. The movie is also produced by Tony and Ridley Scott, which you think the marketing campaign would jump all over but doesn't even mention. Not only that, but there is quite a bit more to the movie than the trailer and TV spots let on.

As the movie begins, Ottway (Liam Neeson) narrates a letter he's writing to his wife. This segment just made me realize what my life is lacking most right now and that's a Liam Neeson voiceover for every thought that crosses my mind. Think about that. It'd be the most amazing thing ever. The trailer reveals a few major things: that Ottway is stranded in the middle of nowhere in the blistering cold thanks to a plane crash and that wolves stand in the way of him actually surviving this ordeal. The plane crash itself is one of the best executed in recent memory. The way it's filmed and edited is downright ruthless. It's as if you're on the plane as it goes down. The Grey doesn't just place you in this blizzard-ridden hell infested with wolves, it kicks your teeth down your throat, laughs in your face, and throws you into it with everything it has.

The movie gives new meaning to some of the simplest things. Seeing your breath in cold weather takes on an entirely new definition and the way The Grey deals with death just feels incredibly powerful.
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59 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Raul Vito on May 7, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Countless philosophers and religions have tried to answer that by actually giving us a set of commandments, rules or viewpoints to actually give meaning to something we simply do not have a straight answer for. In the end, the meaning of life is the meaning we ourselves give to it.
The Grey is all about this, had the writer director for this move have been a fan of normal Hollywood movies with a lollipops for everybody and a happy endings this probably would never have made, and that would have been such a shame.
The basic premise of the movie is pretty simple; a plane crashes in the middle of Alaska and a group of survivors try to make their way into civilization while being hunted by the local wolves. I could talk about the magnificent photography, the brilliant casting of Liam Neason or the stark beauty of the Alaskan landscape, but instead I will focus on what becomes the central point of this movie; when everything seems to be against you, what is it that truly matters to us, what makes us tick and in the end when everything seems to be done, what comfort do we get out of it?
The answer is as varied as the characters of the movie itself, and in a sense some have that quite moment of reflection take away from them by the circumstances, and some others simply have the moment come upon then after everything else seems to be exhausted.
Rarely have I watched a movie and felt this weight upon me, because we might dodge the issue and try to justify the way we have lived and the things we have done, but it is with movies like these that we feel a creeping feeling that we might have take our time for granted or numbed ourselves in our petty little lives surrounded by our petty little machines and toys...but in the end we face the reality of the meaning of our lives...
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gotlegscanrun on February 9, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This movie could have benefitted from several consultants. I fly medevac planes over all of Alaska, and I will give you my top ten reasons why this movie isn't worth the plastic box it comes in...

1. The north slope has no mountains, or trees... and wolves only when the Caribou are migrating through, which doesn't happen in winter. No one hires wolf snipers to protect oil workers.
2. The first trees they come to (after leaving the slope) are huge conifers. You have to fly over about 200 miles of tiny black spruce to get to any large trees. Then to a canyon? with a river with running water in winter?? Spring in the Bob Marshal wilderness in Montana maybe... but not up here. Sorry.
3. Liam just walks out of the river, and keeps on keeping on. His clothes are dry in a few minutes. Liam, Liam, Liam. You need a fire.
4. When the impossible 85 foot long jump has occurred, everyone decides to go across the contrivance feet first. When you survive YOUR wolf saga, go head first. It works better.
5. Spend some time around oil roughnecks. They are not soft voiced touchy feeling sorts. The river scene when the biggest jerk of them all gets sort of tired and gives up is overdone. Reality? I would have stabbed him in the brainstem a couple of days earlier when he started to ruin morale. There is also a scene whereupon these "toughened brawlers" are getting grossed out by (the biggest jerk) by him decapitating a wolf that they have killed and cooked as a statement.
6. You don't outrun wolves. Neither do you hear them crashing about in the woods.
7. The Alpha wolf looks just about like the Wolf from "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; and sounds like a mother elephant urging her young toward the next watering hole. What... real wolves aren't scary enough?
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