Bottom Line: A tightly wound, philosophically wrapped, beautifully shot and ferociously exciting, Alaskan Wilderness, Jack London-esque survival thriller. Fans of the genre might wish for a little less talking and a little more Liam-Neeson-punches-a-wolf-in-the-face-action, but this well made, grippingly brutal man vs. wilderness, guy’s guy popcorn flick stands and delivers! No GREY area here…this is the most fun you’ll have at the movies this month.
Starring: Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroney
Directed by: Joe Carnahan (THE A-TEAM, SMOKIN’ ACES and NARC)
Running time: 117 minutes
Story: 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. (Open Road Films)