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"THE GREY"
(2012) (Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Dramatic Thriller: Survivors of a plane crash in the arctic must contend with wolves that are hunting them down.
PLOT:
John Ottway (LIAM NEESON) is a man who thinks the better part of his life is over. With his wife now gone from his life, he works as a sharpshooter for an oil company in the arctic, keeping the workers there safe from the predatory wildlife, such as dangerous grey wolves that prowl areas along the pipeline. But it's the howl from one of those wolves that prevents him, in a moment of deepest despair, from ending his life. He then boards an airliner with other men -- some of them ex-cons like John Diaz (FRANK GRILLO) -- and takes flight, only to have that trip end in a horrific crash.

That leaves them and others, including Talget (DERMOT MULRONEY), Henrick (DALLAS ROBERTS), Burke (NONSO ANOZIE), Flannery (JOE ANDERSON), Hernandez (BEN BRAY) and Lewenden (JAMES BADGE DALE), stranded in the snowy middle of nowhere, with no way of communicating with the outside world for help. Realizing they can't stay in what's left of the fuselage lest they starve to death, Ottway takes charge and states they should head for the tree line.

Not only will that potentially provide them some source of food, but it will also give them some semblance of protection from a pack of wolves that have discovered them and begun picking off one man after another. From that point on, and as their numbers continue to dwindle, the men do what they can to survive.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into "man vs. beast" type action-thrillers and/or are fans of anyone in the cast, they might be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • LIAM NEESON plays a desperate man who's lost and without much...


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