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Episode #282: Tributary - The Gray Man

August 3, 2022

Welcome listeners new and old! For Episode #282 the guys sit down and chat about the Russo brother’s latest Netflix Original The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Bonus topics today include abs, La-Z-Boys, and Man on Fire (2004).

Netflix continues to put out big action films to compete with the traditional movie theater type studios. The Gray Man follows many of their leads with being a spy action thriller full of tropes and a lackluster story. This movie is long and drawn out, especially the first half. There are some excellent action sequences but there are also some that just really didn’t need to exist. They did not advance the story at all. It was more of a hey let's see how much money we can spend. Chris Evans as the villain was excellent and unexpected. Ryan Gosling as our hero came across as cold and boring. Is The Gray Man something you should watch, Mike and Matt say maybe. It’s not incredible but how many popcorn action flicks are? They are just a fun time with explosions, danger, and gun fights. Matt and Mike agree again, awarding The Gray Man 2.5 out of 5 Reels.

For next week we hit the theater for another action flick with Brad Pitt’s latest assassin film Bullet Train directed by David Leitch. Thanks for listening and we will chat with you next week!

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