The Grey

(R) ★★★☆☆

This film stars Liam Neeson as a heartbroken loner named John Ottway, on the verge of suicide as his plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. Ottway and his surviving fellow refinery workers must brave horrible conditions and a hungry pack of wolves on their trail. The film takes some time to let its characters ruminate on their circumstances, a nice touch, and the scenery is mostly real, shot on location in gorgeous northern British Columbia. A solid January surprise.

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