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The Gray Man - Review

Just Another Thursday. 3 / 5

Directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

When the CIA’s most skilled mercenary known as Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets, he becomes a primary target and is hunted around the world by psychopathic former colleague Lloyd Hansen and international assassins.

It may not be groundbreaking but this brought Ryan Gosling back to us so it's not all bad. The Russo Brothers continue to cash in their Endgame Hollywood chips with the high budget, high action The Gray Man.

There is greatness hidden amongst the rubble of this overstuffed mishap.

Chris Evans gets to step out of his Captain America legacy as a cocky villain - but he doesn't get to do much to do.

Ryan Gosling is as suave as ever and really is this film's saviour but much of his performance is covered up by thick CG or messy editing.

Even Ana De Armas tries her best but her character gets little to no development. And we won't touch on the story that is so cliché that it fades into obscurity before the credits have even begun to roll.

Though undeniably entertaining, this was filled with so much potential. Everyone involved has proved that they are capable of more which leaves The Gray Man with the words that nobody wants to hear - I'm not upset, I'm just disappointed.

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