The Gray Man, a Netflix film starring Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, and Ana de Armas, is currently getting a mixed response on Twitter. The Gray Man follows a top CIA agent on a global pursuit after learning dark agency secrets in the movie, which is based on the Mark Greaney book series of the same name. The film, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Evans as its antagonist, a part they previously stated had been planned since the creation of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The Gray Man, based on the novel series of the same name, follows Court Gentry, a former CIA operative turned freelance assassin, as he travels around Europe in search of his family while being pursued by Evans’ Lloyd Hansen. James Gray and Christopher McQuarrie were attached to helm the Gray Man book series movie adaptations in 2011 and 2016, respectively. In July 2020, Netflix revealed plans to adapt The Gray Man with the Russos in charge of the direction after these versions fell through. On July 15, the movie will be available on Netflix.
Now that early reviews of The Gray Man have started to surface on Twitter, the results are conflicting. Many viewers have long been eager to witness Evans’ wicked side, as several of these critiques indicate. These initial impressions suggest that the performances of the film’s central trio, which includes Evans, Gosling, and de Armas, are at the very least engaging, even if the plot is somewhat uninteresting.
The comparison to Netflix’s blockbuster Red Notice is intriguing and suggests that, while having an amazing cast, the movie’s VFX may fall short. The general public may respond better to The Gray Man when it debuts on the streaming service because audiences did not always agree with critics’ assessments of Red Notice.
In certain reviews, such those by film writer Courtney Howard, the action scenes and the chemistry between Gosling and Evans as enemies are praised. Some said, The Gray Man was just a vehicle for star-studded money making and that the plot was too clear. David Ehrlich, a critic for movies, called the action scenes boring, while Kyle Buchanan even likened the movie to an artificial intelligence simulation.