6.8/10
237,875
863 user 423 critic

The Grey (2011)

Trailer
1:20 | Trailer
After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

Director:

Joe Carnahan

Writers:

Joe Carnahan (screenplay), Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
3,297 ( 613)
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Ottway
Frank Grillo ... Diaz
Dermot Mulroney ... Talget
Dallas Roberts ... Henrick
Joe Anderson ... Flannery
Nonso Anozie ... Burke
James Badge Dale ... Lewenden
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Hernandez (as Ben Hernandez)
Anne Openshaw ... Ottway's Wife
Peter Girges Peter Girges ... Company Clerk
Jonathan Bitonti Jonathan Bitonti ... Ottway (5 years old) (as Jonathan James Bitonti)
James Bitonti James Bitonti ... Ottway's Father
Ella Kosor Ella Kosor ... Talget's Little Girl
Jacob Blair ... Cimoski
Lani Gelera ... Flight Attendant
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

snow | survival | wolf | alcohol | howling | See All (95) »

Taglines:

Live or Die on This Day


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Biehn was considered for a role. See more »

Goofs

Fastening a shotgun shell to a stick does not work as well as depicted. The Mythbusters demonstrated that the human arm simply can't thrust the stick hard enough to set off the shell. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ottway: 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There's a scene after the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Airplane Crashes in Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The City Surf
Written by Jamin Winans (as Jamim Winans)
Performed by Jamin Winans (as Jamim Winans)
See more »

User Reviews

 
The Grey
20 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

I'll start off by saying this movie is not made for everyone. This is about a movie based off of survival instincts between man and nature. First time watching this, It's a thrill chiller. If you're wanting a movie that's depressing 90% of the time, this is the movie for you. This movie grasps way beyond an imagination of dealing with nature's worst environments after a plane wreckage. Traveling through the coldest winter, little to no food, wounded, tiredness and cold, it's a rough marry go-round. Not only the harsh environment for the remaining survivors have to deal with, the movie decided to throw in Northern Arctic Wolves and that made the survivors a living nightmare of hell. Only reason why I gave the movie a 8 star was Ottway (Liam Neeson) was a huntsman. His job subscription should have made him an expert of dealing with the current situation a little more suitable than just trying to survive with some ideas. None of the less, excellent movie for drama watchers.


48 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 863 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grey See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,665,101, 29 January 2012

Gross USA:

$51,580,236

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,781,695
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed