The Gray Man Review (Netflix)

The Russo family, Marcus, and McFeely want the action to be rooted in feeling. However, the set pieces' connective tissue is extremely thin.

There is more than a hint of cliché concerning the characters and motivations—Gentry must save a young girl who is ill—in this story. But that's not what we're here for. The Gray Man primarily provides what Mumbaiwallas refer to as time-pass, which is what we are here for.

The Gray Man, a Netflix original after a brief theatrical run, will hold a unique appeal in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu, thanks to actor Dhanush. But in the two-hour movie, he only plays a little part that lasts for approximately 15 minutes.

He only gives a wink, yet it leaves an impression. In the end, The Gray Man comes across as a flimsy piece of cinematic art that barely goes beyond gun battles and rounds of frantic fights that seem dreadfully jaded well before the halfway point.

Bottom line: If you keep your expectations in check, this is a good one-time viewing, but it could have been so much more with a tighter plot and some cutting in the second half.

Both Gosling and Evans seem ready for a much bolder film, but the Russos keep it safe in a film that confuses loudness for size.

The Russos play it safe in a movie that confuses volume for size, even if Gosling and Evans both appear ready for a much more daring project.