The Grey 2012

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In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

Starring:
Ben Bray, Dermot Mulroney
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes
Starring Ben Bray, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Larissa Stadnichuk, James Badge Dale, Liam Neeson, James Bitonti, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, Frank Grillo
Director Joe Carnahan
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 21 May 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes
Starring Ben Bray, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Larissa Stadnichuk, James Badge Dale, Liam Neeson, James Bitonti, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, Frank Grillo
Director Joe Carnahan
Genres Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 21 May 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By bookwormgrl10 on 21 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
Okay, so I see that quite a lot of people are not getting what this film is about.
Yes, it's a survival movie, no, it's not supposed to be a horror or an action flick,
though we are given plenty of action here.
Yes, the plot is predictable, yes the CGI wolves are unconvincing to say the least, though they fare far better than other recent movies which fobbed us off with a far worse version...ahem...I reveal no names!

This movie is saved by the beautiful scenery, and the way in which each shot is designed to take your breath away. It is saved by the psychological game it plays with you. It gets you tense from the beginning, and keeps you that way until the end. It is almost as though you are out in that wilderness along with them, and despite the roughness and crudeness of some of the men - you REALLY want them all to survive.
This movie makes your heart thump in your chest and want to squeeze your eyes shut when Neeson and the gang take a risk. The uncertainty is what makes this movie terrifying, and the vastness and seeming hopelessness of the situation. It is the emotion and the mindsets of the men that drives the story, THAT is what it is about.
Liam Neeson gives a very powerful performance, and so do some of the other characters.
Okay, I was a little disappointed with the ending, and I got a little bored of the flashback scenes, but this is a film that grabbed my attention and held it, and if you go into this with your eyes open,and just let the journey take you, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Andrew D on 25 May 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have seen the plot before and it is rare that it works. And when I heard there would be CGI Wolves, I was hesitant to say the least.

However, given the right director, authentic location shooting, powerhouse performances and the IMPLIED threat of a merciless predator, this type of film can work. Thankfully, this is the case with 'The Grey'.

So the plot is really nothing new. An oil drilling team crashes in Alaska and must face a pack of territorial wolves as they struggle to make their way through and survive. So far, so simple. But the director, Joe Carnahan (showing us again the visual gritty panache and character development he revealed with subtlety in 'Narc' and less so in 'The A Team') uses the dire circumstances of his protagonists as a means to explore the emotional, psychological and spiritual consequences of confronting their eventual demise.

Purists and animal lovers will abhor the role of the wolves. They seem DELIBERATELY cruel in their hunt of the survivors of the plane crash. Both sentient and cognitive, they demonstrate a willingness to hunt the humans down one by one as if they have made a plan and are determined to execute it with ruthless efficiency. Even though cases of wolf attacks on humans are quiet rare, the movie suggests that should anyone find themselves in the middle of wolf territory, or indeed a wolf den, then ALL bets are off.

In fending off the wolf attacks, these already rough-hewn oil refinery workers have to revert back to their primitive selves and in so doing reveal their insecurities, their fears and their failures.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thanks for all the fish on 19 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD
Engaging well acted and produced movie- bit horrific in spots- spoiled by unbelievable plot such as (spoiler alert);
1. Leaving the airplane which offered protection and warmth and some chance of rescue. And even food since the wolves seem to want to die.
2. Jumping across a ridiculous cavern for no perceivable benefit. Literally nothing short of certain/immediate death would have made me cross it even on a rope- let alone some shirts tied together, let alone actually leaping across like a demented leaming. All to escape the wolves...who then appear on the other side to eat the tragic characters who follow LN's super beard. Thanks LN. Someone should have had words with him...if they'd lived long enough.

Basically this movie should be a warning against charismatic leadership. LN kills everyone with his piss poor plan for survival and everyone just follows him. We've got to get to the woods he says...why? They're battling wolves not B52 bombers here. The trees proceed to offer zero.
He's the Tony Blair of survival.

Anyway, it was better than most.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ScottPaul ScottPaul on 14 July 2014
Format: DVD
Take the brutal weather conditions and crashed plane motif of 1993 thriller 'Alive', add the strong character-based interaction and rivalries of 1996 movie 'The Edge' and garnish to almost perfection with the blistering animal attack/nature run amok movement of the 70s and what you have here is an ace thriller and horror blend that marks out 2012 again as a good year for intelligent, exciting and against the grain horror (if you look for it) that dare to two finger up at the usual detritus blocking up the market).

And Liam Neeson is doing this too; at an age when most Hollywood males would have long given up trying, he has suddenly become a powerful, exacting and believable action hero, only now he's doing it in a horror film, and with a far more coherent premise, and the fact he lost his wife in real life (actress Natasha Richardson tragically died in an avoidable accident while skiing in 2009) adds a real charge to his gruff and hardened survivor veteran, he's simply the commanding presence the minute their plane crashes, and he has to muster the survivors together to make the biggest decision of all, whether to stay in the smashed remnants of a craft soon buried by snow, or take the long trundle on foot to God knows where in the hope of salvation.

What could have been just a good thriller metamorphoses into an instantly great horror film as the real threat looms in quickly-grey wolves, and this must be the first horror film ever made with them distinctly at its centre. Several pieces have toyed with them over the years among other creatures ('The Day Of The Animals', 'Wild Beasts', 'The Wilderness Family', and more recently, in the second half of 2009's 'Frozen', but never let them dominate, but dominate they do, despite often being glanced from a distance.
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