The Grey remains a genuinely gripping survival story and a refreshing change from stale urban action flicks.
-Tom CharityFull Review
The Grey is about raging against the dying of the light but also about accepting it with peace once the fight has been lost.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
I couldn't decide if they lost track of the wolves in the editing, or if Carnahan realized how Twilight-fake the beasts looked and limited their scenes in the final edit.
-Roger MooreFull Review
Three-fifths of a solid film!
-Laremy LegelFull Review
The Grey, despite moments of sublimity, is as predictable as a funeral. When Ottway angrily calls out to God, the nonanswer is sadly redundant.
-David EdelsteinFull Review
Somewhere along the line, apparently, it was decided that having men fight for their lives is not enough to hang a movie on. It has to be a movie about Big Ideas.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
Hold on tight. It's a true call of the wild.
-Peter TraversFull Review
"The Grey" may appeal to those who like entrails, tough talk and bad endings. All others beware.
-Tom LongFull Review
The film's conflicting tones never quite mesh, but some fine acting and powerful moments make "The Grey" watchable, if not entirely compelling.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
It may be too conventional for the art-house crowd, yet too arty for the megaplex. I prefer to call it an unusually reflective blood-and-guts saga.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
The film sustains some suspense and brooding atmosphere for its first half, but eventually the cliches of character and dialogue drag it struggling to ground.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
What starts as a tense and moody survival thriller fairly quickly becomes tedious, forced and far-fetched as a septet of men is preyed upon by a wolf pack in the Alaska wilderness.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
A handsome but gabby take on the standard survivalist thriller that's more concerned with lofty metaphysics than which poor blockhead is about to bite it next.
-Amy BiancolliFull Review
This gritty, relentlessly intense survival tale easily gets dibs on "feel-cold" movie of the year.
-Joy TippingFull Review
For all its macho standoffs and action set pieces and menacing off-screen howling, The Grey is at heart a simple moral fable about how true heroism consists in helping other human beings to live as long and die as well as they can.
-Dana StevensFull Review
Certainly an adventure film but one with a spiritual ingredient that is both surprising and fiercely resonant.
-John AndersonFull Review
As stripped of colour as its title, apart from the red of flowing blood and burning eyes, The Grey urges contemplation on man as the human animal, one suddenly cast into the wilderness where real beasts dwell.
-Peter HowellFull Review
It's a fine, tough little movie, technically assured and brutally efficient, with a simple story that ventures into some profound existential territory without making a big fuss about it.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
The Grey has a certain muscular pull: It's a tough-as-nails study of hardened men struggling with the ostensibly conflicting pulls of stoic masculinity on one hand and love, faith and fear of death on the other.
-Ian BuckwalterFull Review
Devolves into a predictable man-against-nature, and man-against-fellow man, affair.
-Steven ReaFull Review
True to its grim prospectus, The Grey dwells in haunted machismo to the very end.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
It's cheap the way "The Grey'' wants to be both a Liam Neeson "Quit Taking My Stuff'' movie and an existential thriller about survival.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
"The Grey" yanked me upright in my seat. It is, even as melodramatic and sometimes implausible entertainment, the best studio movie in a long time.
-Colin CovertFull Review
This is much more than a man vs. nature vs. animal thriller.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Joe Carnahan's great adventure follows Neeson's lead and stays steely to the end, even as its grizzled winners take nothing.
-Joe NeumaierFull Review
There's an actual human element to go with Carnahan's Jack London-inspired depiction of humans against the elements.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
When I learned of Sarah Palin hunting wolves from a helicopter, my sensibilities were tested, but after this film, I was prepared to call in more helicopters.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Neeson has the ability, unmatched by any other Hollywood leading man, to convey soul-deep anguish. In this picture, it's shattering in its intensity.
-Soren AndersonFull Review
The movie draws on the terrifying beauty of the natural world and generates tension from the volatile dynamics of a carefully observed group.
-Ben SachsFull Review
Winter-release slot + travel budget + Liam Neeson = slightly preposterous, routinely violent, apparently lucrative action movie...
-Lisa SchwarzbaumFull Review