The Gray Man Reviews Leave the Internet Divided as Critics Call it ‘Blandest Movie of the Summer’

Chris Evans has been a part of several projects ever since his exit from the MCU. The actor recently starred in Pixar’s Lightyear, which generally received good reviews from the fans. MCU star’s latest film, The Gray Man, just came out in limited theatres. The film is also set to come out on Netflix on July 22, 2022. The film includes other popular stars such as Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, and Regé-Jean Page, among others. The film is an adaptation of Mark Greaney’s 2009 spy novel of the same name and is directed by the Russo Brothers. The film’s reviews have come in, and it seems like the critics are not happy with the film.

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Netflix’s high-budget film, The Gray Man, crashes on Rotten Tomatoes with a poor rating

Ryan Gosling in The Gray Man
Ryan Gosling in The Gray Man

The film, which had a huge budget of 200 million dollars, has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 50% as of now, but the audience rating is 90%. A.A. Dowd from Digital Trends wrote on Rotten Tomatoes about the film and stated,

“Netflix’s charmless new action movie is a veritable tag cloud of keywords adapted into a lump of generic subscriber bait.”

Chris Evans’ role in the film remains underdeveloped

chris evans, the gray man
Chris Evans’s character in the film
In his review, David Ehrlichtalked about Chris Evans’ performance and wrote,

“It’s like watching Captain America cosplay as Vince Vaughn in a performance that feels like he’s constantly looking for a chance to stick his tongue into someone’s ear. A more interesting film would have let him or at least allowed the character’s freak flag to fly at higher than half-mast.”

The critic also described the movie as “the Summer’s Blandest Movie.”

The Gray Man is not Netflix’s best film, critics are not a fan

The Gray Man poster
The film’s poster

Siddhant Adlakha from IGN was also not a fan of the film and wrote,

“An impression of much better action films, spy thriller The Gray Man (directed by Joe & Anthony Russo) wastes its all-star cast by giving them little to work with beyond quips. While it eventually becomes watchable, it spends most of its runtime being visually and emotionally indecipherable.”

Clearly, the critics have major issues with the film’s pace, editing, and storyline. However, it is possible that the fans might end up liking the film once it comes out on the streaming service.

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