A group of workers heading home from a distant oil site survive a plane crash in a remote area of Alaska. Just a handful survive. With no hope of rescue, Ottway, a survivalist, leads the group through the bitter cold and harsh terrain in a desperate attempt to escape the wilderness. Everything turns for the worse when a vicious pack of territorial wolves pursues the group, picking off the bedraggled survivors one by one.
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The Grey clocks in at around two swear words per minute, including about 160 F words and 50 S words. If you have your filters on at all, the dialog will be really choppy. Also trimmed are some disturbing scenes involving the wolf attacks. This is not a family movie, obviously, even with filters on.
Will The Grey Brighten My Day?…
The Grey deals with stark realities and is not a happy, fun–time film whatsoever. The cinematography is excellent, but the movie’s strength is that it can be viewed as a survivalist movie, a horror movie, and/or an art film, depending on your perspective. The question the story poses is, “What would I do if I had to face a terrifying death without any hope of help, divine or mortal?” Would you bow to fear, fight, press on, give up? By way of warning, the film’s ending is meant to provide a poetic answer to that question, not a traditional Hollywood sense of closure.
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Rated R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language; 88 min; Directed by Joe Carnahan