Our take on Netflix thriller The Gray Man: Blame the Russos

REVIEW – With a staggering budget and a flashy cast that brings together Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, the directors don’t go overboard in this popcorn spy film.

“Children, we loved westerns, espionage. There is no better allegory of humanity. These stories, like a magnifying glass, exaggerate reality, have a kinetic and immersive quality. The spectator forgets to eat his popcorn”, profess to Figaro the Russo brothers. Of which act. At the helm of several Captain America, then avengersthe filmmakers take a break from superheroes and imagine, with The Gray Man, a globe-trotting thriller stopping off in Bangkok, Vienna, Prague…

To adapt Mark Greaney’s novel, Anthony and Joe Russo obtained $200 million from Netflix, one of the platform’s largest budgets. This check allows a deluge of fights and shootouts on board planes, trams and in the passageways of a beautiful Renaissance castle (that of Chantilly, strangely presented as being in Croatia!).

The Gray Man is the nickname given to Gentry, a CIA-trained mercenary who is as lethal as he is elusive. Unattached, unattached…

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