Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.
In Alaska, a team of oil workers board a flight home; however, they cross a storm and the airplane crashes. Only seven workers survive in the wilderness and John Ottway, who is a huntsman that kills wolves to protect the workers, assumes leadership of the group. Shortly after they learn that they are surrounded by a pack of wolves and Ottway advises that they should seek protection in the woods. But while they walk through the heavy snow, they are chased and attacked by the carnivorous mammals. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This film was denounced by endangered-species protection organizations for its portrayal of wolves as a perpetual threat to humans. It was felt that the film reinforces the ancient cultural notion that humans should follow a kill-or-be-killed policy whenever encountering wolves. See more »
Unfortunately, planes are far more valuable than people. Whatever the reason that oil workers might not have been missed, their plane would have been (by its owners and the insurers) and a search for it would have been undertaken within HOURS of it not arriving at its destination. Additionally all US aircraft are required to have and maintain ELT (emergency location transmitters) which would help find the plane if it is lost. While this device might destroyed in the crash, this happens very few times when a plane has an accident in manner depicted in the film. See more »
A job at the end of the world. A salaried killer for a big petroleum company. I don't know why I did half the things I've done, but I know this is where I belong, surrounded by my own. Ex-cons, fugitives, drifters, assholes. Men unfit for mankind.
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This is a really depressing and disturbing film - almost certainly a bust at the box office but "The Grey" is really really good - an existentialist parable - in wolves clothing.
Life is nasty - it is a struggle without meaning except for the struggle itself and the nobility in having done that well regardless of the end result. That's what the film was about - not an action picture
not a scientifically accurate portrayal of wolves but an allegory - a
metaphor about the existential view of life.
The circling and relentless wolves - the beautiful yet cold and uncaring Siberian landscape - the different attitudes of the participants to the pointless struggle yet heroic effort which no one will ever know about - succinct, powerful and poignant.
One of the few films that will be remembered in future decades in what has been a especially weak year. "The Grey" is not for the faint of heart or those looking for cheap thrills - but it is an unusually brave and beautiful exposition of an unpopular and depressing philosophical view of life...
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