Russo Brother’s The Gray Man Movie Review

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Aramas, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters

Crew:
Writers: Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Editor: Jeff Groth, Pietro Scalia
Cinematography: Stephen F. Windon
Music: Henry Jackman
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Producers: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Mike Larocca, Chris Castaldi, Palak Patel
Available on Netflix
Release Date: 22-07-2022

Russo Brothers after working for a decade in Televison and producing comedies, they got a chance to make action films with Captain America as the main lead. They made big hits with Cap and then made Captain Amercia Civil War. Later, Marvel Studios handed them Avengers franchise. They delivered massive blockbusters Avengers Infinity War and Avengers EndGame. EndGame became second biggest blockbuster ever in World Cinema by collecting close to Avatar and for few months, it even crossed Avatar. Russo Brothers decided to work for OTT exclusive films like Extraction, Cherry for Apple Tv+ and now, The Gray Man for Netflix. It stars Hollywood bigwigs like Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Aramas, Billy Bob Thornton and many more.

Indian actor Dhanush acted as an assassin in the movie. Chris Evans after playing Captain America in their Marvel films has now performed as an antagonist. Ana de Aramas kind of upcoming star is making her full-on action debut with this film. Ryan Gosling joined Russo’s for the first time. Movie released on 22nd July, 2022. It is now available on Netfilx for subscribers in English and Indian Languages. The Gray Man is based on the book of the same name written by Mark Greaney. How is the movie? Let’s discuss…

Plot:

Court Gentry aka Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling) is a CIA agent. He finds some dark secrets and CIA wants to find him by hook or crook. Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) gets the contract to capture Sierra Six. He is an ex-agent and known as psychopathic. He hires many other assassins to get the job done. What kind of challenges does Sierra Six face because of these assassins? Watch the movie to know more …

Analysis:

Movie suffers with heavy action dependence. Straight away we are saying this as the movie tries to give ample causes to action sequences in the screenplay. It doesn’t try to slow down and give drama part of the story any chance to develop as in the directors’ big action movies. While the technical departments have given their best, as they have made a movie like Avengers EndGame, people expect much more from them. Had they concentrated on making the drama more engaging than just depending on action sequences, this might have been a must watch for every kind of audiences. Now, this can only appeal to action lovers who like to watch action sequence after action sequence without drama.

While melodrama would have killed the film, having the kind of actors like Ana de Aramas, Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Dhanush, fans would expect a script that will give them more meat to perform. Within the space they are given, the actors delivered their best. Gosling and Evans scenes, Dhanush scenes and Ana de Aramas scenes with action episodes have worked out well. But then the story that joins it all together doesn’t have enough substance. Still, this movie is watchable for only action lovers.

Positives:
Action Sequences
Performances
Cinematography
BGM
Production Design

Negatives::
Too Predictabl Plot
Over-dependence on Action
Lacks Freshness

Rating: 2.75/5

Bottom-line: Strictly for Action Lovers

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