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Review of The Gray Man (2022) Best Netflix Action Movie Yet?

That sounds more like it. Following a spate of massively popular but not really terrific action films (Red Notice, Extraction), Netflix delivers The Gray Man, which is now available to watch online. The Russo brothers’ raucous and star-studded spy frolic throws all the money at the screen as Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans go head-to-head.

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The Gray Man, which releases in some cinemas and on the Netflix OTT Platform, on July 22, begins with Gosling in prison two decades ago, wisecracking at Billy Bob Thornton’s unflappable CIA agent. When we see Gosling in the present, he’s a jaded shell best suited for murdering nameless bad actors who have gotten on Uncle Sam’s wrong side. Except when he refuses to endanger a child, he finds himself at odds with his cunning boss. In terms of performance, Ryan Gosling gives his best as a man who works as an assassin and follows ethics to save innocent people. His performance is understated but brilliant.

Release on OTT 22 July 2022
IMDB 6.7
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Russo Brothers

Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Dhanush, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Billy Bob Thorton, Regé-Jean Page, Julia Butters

OTT Platform Netflix
Language English

The plot is fairly well-known, but it is the racy writing that keeps you glued to the screens until the joyful ending. Thanks to the trio of Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely for making the film watchable with action sequences like the plane crash or the train fight.

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Unapologetic escapism populated by celebs who appear to be having a good time – Chris Evans, who plays a hammy villain who will go to any length to have his way, states as much with all the arrogance at his disposal -The Gray Man isn’t particularly interested in psychological complexity or character development. However, it does not hold back when it comes to the action set pieces. They’re buoyant and brassy, and they’re staged with style.

When Gosling and Evans go toe-to-toe in a battle of attrition that leads up to the ultimate showdown, the confrontations add up to a lot of fun, albeit of the shallow, visceral variety. The Russo brothers’ usual dazzling action choreography is present, but The Gray Man, Netflix’s most expensive picture to date, is significantly hampered by a very simplistic spy movie premise.

The film’s co-producers, Anthony and Joe Russo bring to the screen a screenplay written by the latter with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in a directorial style that relies primarily on explosives, chases, and thrills. When one action scene has finished, the ground is rapidly cleaned for the next one, with the goal of giving nonstop excitement.

Should we be dissatisfied? Anything that is consistent and excessive risks getting stale. That is specifically what happens in The Gray Man. In one scenario, Gosling’s character, a CIA dark agent with “preternatural” survival abilities, is admonished by his former boss, “You don’t have time to think.” Neither does the audience. The Gray Man does not allow for introspective pauses because that is not the film’s game.

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The Gray Man is based on Mark Greaney’s novel, Since then, the author has published ten further works. So, this is only the start of a franchise. The Russo brothers, who have had incredible success with their MCU films, struggle to replicate the flair that they brought to their Captain America and Avengers adventures. The Gray Man may not be the best way to start a planned series of action movies, but it does contain the seeds of greater, brighter things to come. Especially for Dhanush, plays the role of Lone Wolf.

The Indian actor makes an impression despite his brief participation in only a few scenes. He earns the right to a much larger role in any future Gray Man films, assuming they are made.

Overall, The Gray Man is an action thriller with a classic tale and tremendous action sequences. Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling deliver outstanding performances. In terms of plot, the Netflix original provides nothing new. If you enjoy action movies, you should check them out. The pricey film could do well if it is released in theatres.

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Director: Russo Brothers

Date Created: 2023-07-05 14:14

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