• Gareth Bradwick

The Gray Man ★★

The Russo Brothers

Starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Page

Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas star in an all-out action where the CIA's most skilled man uncovers dark agency secrets. He becomes a target and is hunted around the world by a former colleague and international assassins.


Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame) have created a bit of confusion here. Attempting to blend action thrills with Marvel ad-lib comedy doesn't work and the action itself seems to have been copied from the likes of Uncharted to create a true throwaway thriller. It feels as though they have used the data that Netflix has gathered on what we like about action, and created an algorithm based movie that's not as edgy as it thinks it is.


Ana de Armas is severely under-used, and while Gosling and Evans do their best, it's not quite enough to make this more than another piece of forgettable streaming content.


The Gray Man available now on Netflix

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