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Review of The Gray Man

Margot Englander

School News Editor

If you like an action-packed movie with perfect comedic timing, The Gray Man is the perfect movie for you. Starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas, the Gray Man is a representation of what an action movie should look like. The cast brings out the best in each other, and there are many jaw-dropping twists and unexpected deaths. While not precisely CIA-accurate, the Gray Man is a great choice for those who want to sit back, relax, and get involved in a story.

Even though the storyline centers around a manhunt, there are hints of other storylines that draw a watcher in. The Russo Brothers, who directed the movie, emphasize a parent-child relationship, as well as pointing out realistic corruption within a government. They balance these relationships well, obviously mainly focusing on Sierra Six, but not forgetting to flesh out supporting characters.

Something interesting to note is that the Gray Man does not end in a traditional manner. I was excited to see the ending, although it left me asking more questions – perhaps a Gray Man 2?

This film also gives the actors a chance to star in a role so unlike other famous jobs. Chris Evans, for example, amazingly plays a villain as opposed to his widely known role as the hero Captain America. As another example, Regé-Jean Page portrays a morally gray agent, which is a stark contrast to his role as Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings on Bridgerton. The acting was phenomenal, specifically the interactions between Gosling and Evans.

Overall, the film had a feeling of mystery and adventure, the perfect blend. All in all, this film is a solid 10/10 and I would highly recommend watching it!

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