“The Grey,” starring Liam Neeson, is a survival film that has most of the critics and audience riveted.

The film, about a bunch of oil-rig workers who are stranded in the harsh Alaskan environment, garnered a positive 78% from critics and an equally positive 73% from the audience.

The general critical consensus is, according to Rotten Tomatoes, is “‘The Grey’ is an exciting tale of survival, populated with fleshed-out characters and a surprising philosophical agenda.”

Let’s see what the critics had to say individually.

“‘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 Berardinelli, ReelViews

“Parents need to know that ‘The Grey’…has very strong violence, including death, gore, and blood, plus wolf attacks and a scary plane crash sequence. Thought it’s an action/adventure movie, it’s very much geared for adults.”– Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media

“If it takes intense trailers and commercials highlighting ravenous wolves, plane crashes and a sharp-shooting Liam Neeson to pack audiences into what turns out to be a meditation of faith and atonement, then so be it.”–Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest

What do you think of the film? Give your opinions in the comments section below.

Written by: Monique Jones

The Grey

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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