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Review: The Grey


Morgan Minyard

Staff writer

“The Grey” starring Liam Neeson opened in theaters on Friday, January 27th. The film grossed $19.7 million in its opening weekend. In this film Neeson leads a group of oil-rig plane crash survivors across the Alaskan wilderness in search of civilization, while battling the harsh weather and a pack of vicious wolves.

“This is an existential, God-baiting fable where the wolves are agents of destiny and the isolated protagonists must confront their individual fates, and the effect is as chilling as the weather” said Philip French of “The Observer”.

If you’re looking for a wilderness horror story thriller that will make you jump then this is a good movie for you. Although the movie is action packed it is also follows a sad note. Be prepared watch some pretty dramatic deaths.

“Packed with pulse-pounding thrills and genuine spooks, The Grey is a nightmare vision of man versus beast. Neeson’s acting chops sell the film’s cheesier inclinations while it’s pacing keeps viewers on the edge of their seats” said Jeff Otto of “Entertainment Weekly”.

“On the surface, a story of survival [and] the primal human fear of what lies beyond the light of the campfire. On a deeper level, it delves into the equally human, equally primal fear of what lies beyond the light of civilization and of reason” said Andrea Chase of “Killer Movie Reviews”.

Critics are calling “The Grey” one of the best movies of the year thus far for its excellent acting and cinematography. As of now the film has received both a positive response from audiences and critics alike for its pulse pounding thrills and spooks.