The Grey parents guide

The Grey

Release date January 26, 2012

After surviving a plane crash, an Alaskan oil drilling team feels lucky. But not so much so when they realize their continued well-being depends on weathering the elements and outwitting a pack of aggressive wolves.

Why is The Grey rated R? The MPAA rated The Grey R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language.

The Grey
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Grey rated R? The Grey is rated R by the MPAA for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with details and blood.

- Depictions of fighting, shooting and mauling.

- Portrayal of a plane crash and a drowning;.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and animal violence, with blood and wound detail shown.

-Frequent portrayals of violent death, with blood and detail shown.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Detailed upsetting and/or disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and crude sexual expressions.

- Infrequent embracing and kissing.


- Approximately 237 instances of coarse language.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, once in a sexual context,

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and cursing,

- Infrequent use of developmental, ethno-cultural, and sexual slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

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The Grey
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Frequent Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Gory Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Disturbing Content, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "The Grey"

Cast and Crew

The Grey is directed by Joe Carnahan and stars Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Grey movie is May 15, 2012. Here are some details…

The Grey releases to home video on May 15, 2012.

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After their father goes down in his plane, a couple of kids decide to search the frozen wilderness themselves in Alaska. Other characters that struggle to survive in cold conditions are featured in the films: The Day After Tomorrow (also featuring scary wolves), Eight Below (where canines are the heroes), Defiance (in this case people are the evil enemy) and Everest (a simple depiction of man versus nature).

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