movie review - The Gray Man

Tokyo, 2023.01.25

It's been a bit much at work these days, decided to switch off after ensuring the kids were feeding themselves. Happily, The Gray Man filled that space. It's about a fellow who's part of a program where violent criminals are enlisted by the CIA to do their dirty work. Men without family ties, locked away in the system for good. One of them is sent to do a job in South East Asia and is told by his dying target that he (the target) is in the same program. They've both been betrayed. The dying man hands over an encrypted data key, and the chase begins. This film was substantially better than I'd expected, with a plot that mostly made sense (excepting the near destruction of central Prague at one point) and some really impressive cinematography, sets, and stunts. I mean the drone work alone was worth the price of admission. There's a strong cast and solid dialogue and the tone and stance of the thing - there aren't really any goddamn good guys - were just about right.


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