One of the most anticipated movies on Netflix for this month is finally out and after watching the 2-hour action-packed movie, I have to say, The Russo Brothers have yet to disappoint me. This is my spoiler-free review of The Gray Man on Netflix.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas, The Gray man sees a CIA asset go on a global hunt by assassins after he uncovers agency secrets.
In this review, I will be telling you what I liked and didn’t like and also tell you my rating out of 10 for the movie. So without wasting any more of your time, let’s begin.
What I Liked
Explosive and Well Choreographed are the 2 best descriptions for the action we get in this movie. The action sequences are all action-packed (Obviously) and were able to keep me hooked from when they begin to when they end, there was a lot of hand-to-hand combat in the film which I found to be very well choreographed even though they had a few cutaways they were still fluid and well done.
The movie also had a few drone shots that I loved but found unnecessary in other parts of the movie. Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans had their fight scene which I enjoyed but felt like I needed more combat and dialogue between the 2 characters. I think at this point it’s very fair to say the Russo Brothers have earned their spot in the long list of great action movie directors, they are not the best but man are they good.
With Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas it’s pretty hard hating the cast of this movie especially when they give performances that were so good. Ryan Gosling plays this no F giving highly skilled killer with a bit of goofiness well which I never really thought I’d like but I did, his character is like if John Wick was mashed up with Deadpool.
Chris Evans (and his mustache) was also great giving a performance similar to his Knives Out perfomance with just a bit of insanity, I also loved his interactions with Ryan Gosling’s character they had a sort of Batman and The Joker type relationship just a bit funnier and a bit more “I want to kill you” er.
You remember John Wick 3 right? well, this movie has sort of the same premise, “Super skilled killer is wanted by a bunch of averagely skilled killers because of a bounty placed on his head” and although this (Just like John Wick 3) had more layers to it, it still was an interesting enough story to keep me watching and with all the action and comedy we get throughout the movie there’s never really a dull moment.
The story did nothing special but then I don’t expect every action movie that comes out of Hollywood to be different from the last one or to do something I haven’t seen before
What I Didn’t Like
I liked this movie very much, I just had one nitpick which was the time jumps, It got kind of annoying and we spent some time on certain time jumps but they were able to swiftly continue the story… I just got tired of it after like the second one.
But apart from that, I liked everything about the movie. It was like a more enjoyable version of Ryan Reynold, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, and Gal Gadot’s Red Notice without the heist element.
My Rating Out Of 10
The Gray Man is a very entertaining action movie from 2 great directors and with little to no negatives, this movie is perfec.
Out of 10, I am giving The Gray Man a 8/10.
I liked everything, I just wish we got more interactions between Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling’s characters and those time jumps were annoying me a bit.
If you were thinking about wether you should watch the movie, then I think you should go ahead and check it out now streaming on Netflx.
This has been my review of The Gray Man, have you watched the movie? what did you think about it? Do you think Netflix can get a successful franchise from it? Let’s talk in the comments, bye.