Official AVForums Blu-ray Review: The Grey

Simon Crust

Movie Reviewer
Reviewed by Chris McEneany, 12th May 2012.
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 thought that writer-director Joe Carnahan had peaked very early with the excellent Narc, and I was beginning to think less and less of him after the amusing but woefully self-indulgent Smokin’ Aces and the just plain woeful big screen adaptation of The A-Team. Then along comes The Grey and all of that early promise is rekindled with enough fire and brimstone to make the Devil tremble and sweat with fear. He now brings to the screen a semi-existential anthem to death, with an added wallop of primal adrenaline and rugged outdoor carnage. It is not easy viewing and you can’t just assume that things will turn out okay at the end. The very theme running through the film is that potent...

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