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|Liam Neeson||, Ottway|
|Dermot Mulroney||, Talget|
|Dallas Roberts||, Hendrick, Henrick|
|Joe Anderson||, Flannery|
|James Badge Dale||Lewenden, , Hernandez|
|Anne Openshaw||Ottway's Wife|
|Peter Girges||Company Clerk|
|Jonathan James Bitonti||Ottway (5 years old)|
|James Bitonti||Ottway's Father|
|Lani Gelera||Flight Attendant|
|Larissa Stadnichuk||Flight Attendant|
|Joe Carnahan||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Howard Berger||Makeup Special Effects|
|James Bitonti||Asst. Director|
|Nancy Anna Brown||Set Decoration/Design|
|Marc Butan||Executive Producer|
|Leah Carnahan||Associate Producer|
|Courtney Daniel||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Ross Dempster||Art Director|
|Ross Fanger||Executive Producer|
|Ben Foster||Musical Arrangement|
|Lynn Givens||Associate Producer|
|Jennifer Hilton||Executive Producer|
|Ian Mackenzie Jeffers||Screenwriter|
|Bill Johnson||Executive Producer|
|Jennifer Hilton Monroe||Executive Producer|
|Gregory Nicotero||Makeup Special Effects|
|Brian Leslie Parker||Production Manager|
|Tony Scott||Executive Producer|
|Jim Seibel||Executive Producer|
|Adi Shankar||Executive Producer|
|Spencer Silna||Executive Producer|
|Marc Streitenfeld||Score Composer|
|John Willett||Production Designer|
Posted December 29, 2012
Here’s the issue with “The Grey”—either you buy into the idea that this movie is in fact more than just a poorly executed tale of wilderness survival, that it is actually an existential consideration of the human condition and the significance we must extract from our struggle to defeat the absurd obstacles life throws in our way.
I don’t buy it.
Perhaps it’s the choice of the villain in this film. Wolves already get a bad enough rap in our culture. Here they are cast as bloodthirsty predators who hunt humans for sport (but wait—maybe they’re metaphors for humans…the only species that hunts for sport…nah, that doesn’t work either). To confuse matters even more, some attacks that are filmed to look brutally deadly turn out to be anything but. And then there’s the confusing matter of Liam Neeson’s lost love. I don’t begrudge a film its effective use of ambiguity, but when that ambiguity turns to obscurity and seems to unnecessarily complicate the plot and the protagonist’s character development…well, then I take issue.
“The Grey” has actually turned up on a few critics’ end-of-year “Best of” lists, so I took a chance and watched it in spite of the panning it had received from so many other critics. I rarely regret my cinematic choices, but “The Grey” is one that I do wish I had opted against.
Posted June 4, 2012
An amazing, well-made, exceptionaly directed, & very emotional piece of filmwork. Neeson leads an exceptional ensamble cast throughout a well written, perfectly paced story with a picture-perfect ending that stays with the viewer for quite awhile after the credits roll (& watch for the scene after the credits finish rolling)! If you're a film collector like myself, than this one needs to be included in your film library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2013
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