THE GREY MAN is an action-packed, intensely violent thriller made by Netflix in the hopes of competing with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and James Bond movies, with Ryan Gosling playing a CIA assassin whose new boss turns on him to cover up some unacceptable activities. As an action-filled spy movie, THE GRAY MAN achieves liftoff for two-thirds of its running time before a weak final act containing repetitive, brutal violence and child endangerment becomes too off-putting.
The movie follows the globetrotting adventures of a CIA hitman whose codename is Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling). Six is sent to kill a rogue fellow agent and retrieve a necklace that contains a Sim card filled with top-secret intelligence. The target is trying to sell the info to foreign enemies, and Six is ordered to stop him at any...Full review >>