Spoiler-Free Review of “The Gray Man” on Netflix: Flashy with Lots of Action

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“What’s the catch?”

The Gray Man premiered on July 22nd 2022 on Netflix. The action film stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas. It runs for a little over two hours.

A CIA Agent is hunted down by assassins after he uncovers agency secrets.

Here is the trailer:

The Gray Man is pretty much The Bourne Identity meets Mission Impossible in a lot of ways, but it does have a fantastic cast and plenty of flashy fight scenes to hold your attention. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Dream cast!

Ryan Gosling was fantastic in this movie. He brought a cool modern day James Bond vibe to his character. I loved his sarcasm and I think he really elevated this film in a lot of ways. I’m always happy to see Ana de Armas in pretty much anything so that was a plus as well.

Chris Evans played a decent villain, although I was really distracted by his mustache. 

Either way, the cast was a lot of fun to watch.

Lots of action.

If you’re looking for flashy fight scenes and tons of explosions, you’re in the right place. Netflix certainly put a lot of money into this one with all of these special effects. A lot of it was over-the-top but I liked the fight scenes, which were really fun to watch.

The Cons:

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Nothing extraordinary here…

We got a fantastic cast to watch, but the story was lacking and some of the dialogue was really awful. They would have been better off saying “insert attempt at witty comeback here.” 

The film was clearly inspired by the Jason Bourne films, but it never quite found its own identity in my opinion. There were glimmers here and there, but in a lot of ways, I think Netflix really phoned it in with this one. There was nothing truly inspiring or unique, which was disappointing.

Sure, it will fit your bill for a weekend watch, but it might become really forgettable after that.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

This film was far from perfect, but it did highlight a fantastic cast with lots of flashy action and some entertaining moments. I would manage your expectations accordingly, however.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Gray Man in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

PLAY BY THE RULES…STAY ALIVE…

A harmless night of fun turns deadly for six college friends but the game has only just begun. Take a mystery thrill ride right from your own living room. Dash and Seek is out now! I hope you enjoy!

READ IF YOU DARE…

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Deep Water” on Hulu: Erotic Thriller has its moments

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Do you know I love you?”

Deep Water premiered on March 18th 2022 on Hulu. Based on the novel of the same name, the erotic thriller stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Finn Wittrock and Lil Rel Howery. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty-five minutes.

A husband allows his wife to have affairs, but winds up being the prime suspect when her lovers suddenly go missing…

Here is the trailer:

Deep Water is brought to us from the same director of Fatal Attraction and Unfaithful, attempting to find another Gone Girl gem, but does this film do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck are magnetic on screen.

I really like Ana de Armas as an actress and she can play crazy really well. I thought both actors did a good job with their portrayals. Both characters were far from normal and yet they still had a lot of chemistry between them, which made the film more entertaining.

Picks up steam as things progress.

The movie was a little on the long side for me. Normally I expect these soapy erotic thrillers to run around 90 minutes, but once the plot started to advance, things got really intense and the scenes leading up to the ending had me on the edge of my seat.

The Cons:

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Tries too hard to be the next Gone Girl

Even though Ben Affleck did a good job in this, I couldn’t get this comparison out of my head and even though the films are very different, it felt like it was trying to live up to this hype. I also was looking for a crazy twist or reveal to really make my head spin and things played out in a predictable way for the most part.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in about 75 percent…

If you like soapy-Lifetime-esque thrillers, you’ll enjoy this one on a rainy Saturday evening. There are some intense moments embedded into this film that were actually done really well, but I wanted a little bit more overall. Either way, it was an enjoyable watch for the most part.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Deep Water in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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