The Grey

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Bloody wilderness survival story has lots of violence.

R 2012 117 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 16+

Extremely violent

Death scenes are very realistic, which makes them extremely upsetting and potentially traumatizing. A very emotional movie that could possibly be okay for a MATURE 14-year-old.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 17+

I recently watched this movie with my 14 year old cousin, and he had a blast watching it, he really loves Liam Neeson as do I! This movie had me not knowing if ANY character was going to make it. The constant threat of the wolves (even though I do not agree with their portrayal as bloodthirsty man-eaters) was great and sometimes the wolves come out of nowhere, seeming like a plot device to advance the story, but on the other hand, wolves are known to pack hunt and stalk, so it also doesn't seem TOO far fetched... I do believe that in stressful situations, cursing can help calm you down, but I the characters used the word "f**k" like it was going out of style! This movie does have blood and gore, but it's not a very gory movie, it looks like what you'd expect from wolves protecting their territory so close to the den. If you are a Christian or Jew, as I am, you may have a very hard time towards the end as the main character is atheist and curses God for this happening. Overall, great film, 17+ or mature 16 y/o

Definitely don't let your children under 17 watch this, and if you are Christian, as am I, be prepared, the main character is atheist and curses God for a solid 10-15 seconds, didn't enjoy that part, but overall a good film for a 17 maybe mature 16 year old.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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