The Gray Man Movie Review and Summary
Sierra Six, played by Ryan Gosling, is rescued from prison by the CIA who recruit him into the Sierra program. Sierra is an elite shadow unit of the CIA made up of...
The Gray Man is a 2022 Netflix action/thriller movie and perhaps the most refreshing movie we have watched this year. It’s jam-packed with sizzling action, hilarious dialogue, and intense action sequences the likes of which video games envy. The Gray Man is directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie is based on Mark Reaney’s book ‘The Gray Man’.
Rescued from the Pit
Sierra Six, played by Ryan Gosling, is rescued from prison by the CIA who recruit him into the Sierra program. Sierra is an elite shadow unit of the CIA made up of talented ex-cons who make great assets. Six is recruited by Fitzroy, played by Billy Bob Thornton, and trained to become one of the best. He becomes a Gray Man, as Sierra agents are loosely referred to.
The Gray Man
Six is sent to Bangkok to nab a rogue agent who’s only identified as the ‘bad guy’. The CIA boss that sends him there, Denny Carmichael, played by Regé-Jean Page, wants something retrieved and the ‘bad guy’ taken out. Six is sent, despite Denny’s disdain for the Gray Men, as he is the one who’s close to the target. The target is hot and the agency has to nab him in time before he vanishes.
Evidence on a Drive
What Six is sent to retrieve is a thumb drive that the rogue agent was said to have stored stolen intel in, and was selling to the highest bidder. Six goes after the bad guy and gets him despite going ‘loud’ which is essentially causing a scene and spectacle.
When he nabs the bad guy and puts a bullet in him, the bad guy tells him that he’s Sierra Four and gives him the drive, housed in a medallion. Four instructs him that the drive contains incriminating evidence against Denny and that he should now carry on the cause, which is bringing the information and evidence out.
Six grapples with what Four told him and eventually believes him and vanishes with the drive. During the mission, he is helped by Dani Miranda, played by Ana De Armas. He quickly skirts her and the cleanup team and heads into hiding. He makes a fool of Denny and doesn’t tell him whether he took the drive or not when asked.
Fitz to the Rescue
Six gets in touch with his handler Fitzroy and enquires about who Four was. Fitz confirms that indeed the ‘bad guy’ was Sierra Four. Four had told Six that Fitz was his recruiter and so when Fitz confirmed that that was Four, Six knew he was on to something.
Lloyd Hansen, played by Chris Evans, is sent to retrieve the drive and hunt for Six. Denny sends Suzanne Brewer, played by Jessica Henwick, to ‘sit’ on Lloyd which is to essentially babysit him. Lloyd, however, is a crackhead and sociopath who’s a CIA contractor and former agent who was kicked out of the agency for his bad morals and crazy antics.