THE GRAY MAN boasts a ton of stars, but still lacks the “oomph” to make it a hit. I was thoroughly disappointed. 

Instead of just bashing this film, I decided to share my three reasons for both sides of the spectrum. I feel like riding the lady’s scales of justice today. 

Don’t watch it…

  1. Holes, holes, holes. This movie has an infestation of gophers to be sure. I love suspending disbelief, but this story line takes it way too far. It is far too much to ask the viewers to believe how this extremely “wanted” man traveled from country to country. It makes me doubt anything CIA.
  2. Too much over-the-top action. I love high-energy action films, but this one borders on manic. I would need three more sets of eyes to catch all the wild, crazy fighting scenes. 
  3. Missed mistakes to take out the sociopath, bad guy sooner. A tranquilizer gun? Really? Shoot the bastard. save hundreds of innocent lives, all while ending it 45 minutes sooner.

Watch it…

  1. Ryan Gosling as Six. This is all I can say and I am giving him permission to chew gum anywhere, anytime. 
  2. Rege’-Jean Page. Need I say more? Oh, how your BRIDGETON fans have missed you!
  3. Billy Bob Thornton. You clean up nicely!

I leave it up to you dear viewers…substance over hunky men. It really is a “gray” matter of choice. As for me, “This is just another Thursday.”

THE GRAY MAN is available to screen on NETFLIX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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