• Christopher Sorgiovanni

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Christopher Sorgiovanni 29 Aug, 2016

    Still perfect.


  • Oliver Rotherforth

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Oliver Rotherforth 23 Aug, 2016

    I know a lot of people who dislike this film. They either dismiss it as 'the film where Liam Neeson punches Wolves" or they dislike it because Liam Neeson (spoiler alert) doesn't actually punch any Wolves.  You can't please everyone. 

    I love this film. Liam Neeson, killer wolves, extreme weather, man vs nature. What's not to love?


  • Will Tyrrell

    ★★★½ Watched by Will Tyrrell 22 Aug, 2016

    I feel that a lot of people were, like me, very pleasantly surprised with this film. It's no work of genius, full of cliches and some bland characters, but it was a lot smarter and more intense than I had expected. I feel like this is one I'll probably rewatch multiple times, and hopefully on Blu Ray because this film is pretty fucking beautiful at times.


  • Preyesh Sankarparsad

    ★★★½ Watched by Preyesh Sankarparsad 14 Aug, 2016

    Brutally intense, albeit slightly predictable, The Grey paints a daunting picture of survival, with all odds against you....
    Liam Neeson has become renowned for his kick-ass roles, most notably the Taken series, but here, not only does he take on a physical role, but it also grants him the ability to put more emotion into it, and play a man with his own internal struggles, suddenly thrust into a totally audacious situation.
    Beautifully shot, and never letting up on the…


  • Ian West

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Ian West 11 Aug, 2016

    The Grey > The Revenant



  • ligansi

    ½ Added by ligansi

    I'd be a decent movie if it wasn't a real disservice to the understanding of evolution and the image of the wolf.

    I'm not defending any vegan bullcrap, but it is a fact that wolves do less harm to humans than we think (not much more than a dozen attacks per year) and that they were actually vital to our development in the savannas during the Pleistoscene. Where do you think our "man's best friend" dogs come from? There weren't any dogs 20.000 years ago. Do the math.


  • Mike Thorn

    Watched by Mike Thorn 31 Jul, 2016 9

    An action movie more interested in the consequences of violence than in the acts themselves. This is one case in which jittery, obstructive camerawork is put to expert use, deliberately and sparingly; Carnahan doesn't care to let us revel in the savagery, focusing instead on the loss that results. How appropriate that Neeson is cast for his sad eyes and emotive range rather than for his newly appointed badass status.

    And yes, there's a pretty scathing indictment of toxic masculinity…


  • Michelle Arf

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Michelle Arf 30 Jul, 2016

    Inspired by Derek's watch, I wanted to revisit The Grey again, and, of course, I discovered it was just as perfect as I remembered it. Not only is it a bang-up survival action film- even films I enjoy like Jeremiah Johnson and The Edge seem nothing but preludes to The Grey in retrospect- but it's one of the most astute, practical, and moving philosophical treatises ever placed into cinemas. That this text also includes Liam Neeson fighting wolves just adds…


  • Derek Godin

    ★★★★½ Watched by Derek Godin 30 Jul, 2016 1

    "Talkin' tough leads to jack shit now. You're not scared? You're a fool. Worse, you're a fuckin' liar."

    Plays like the Northern Hemisphere's answer to Wake in Fright, a white-knuckle survival thriller where toxic masculinity rules the day. Except The Grey does it one better by removing the framework of civilization, thus nakedly exposing the roughneck swagger as mere, as Liam Neeson puts it, "chest-puff bullshit."

    And there's a certain Fulci-esque doomsday quality to the film; the second those people…


  • DC Bolling

    ★★★★ Added by DC Bolling

    The Grey is the perfect example of a man vs. nature story. One of the best survival movies to come out in a long time one of those early surprises of the year so far. Liam Neeson fighting off wolves to survive could’ve easily been a lame excuse for another one of his movies to be released in the winter, but The Grey felt like I’m in the coldness of the Alaskan weather. But also brought the action to the…


  • okcordero

    ★★★½ Watched by okcordero 25 Jul, 2016

    Scavenger Hunt 16
    Film #26/Task #8: "A movie set in the mountains or in a cold place"

    "Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day"

    I was expecting a B-movie feat. America's Irish dad Liam Neeson fighting wolves in the wilderness. What I got was a surprisingly thoughtful and touching movie about humanity, faith, and finding hope where there is none to be…


  • Dominique Rodriguez

    ½ Watched by Dominique Rodriguez 25 Jul, 2016

    I like wolves. Qui Gon should've just let them eat him.