In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.
This is an extremely intense survival film which features some real irony. John Ottway (Liam Neeson) has shot wolves a few times and never winced. Sometime later he winds up in a plane headed for Anchorage and the plane crashes and now the wolves are hunting him, as well as several others too. The wolves attack viciously and blood will not be spared.
Despite some real suspense in this movie and the viewer’s concern for the characters, and its message of death and its eventual certainty, the movie is literally filled with profanity and curses, hitting a five on our content chart. The violence chart hits a level four as there are several bloody scenes and the strong sexual remarks add up to a four, so all combine to prevent us from being able to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.