The Gray Man follows the story of a CIA operative who discovers a dark secret of his agency only to be followed by a group of assassins around the globe. The story is the same old spy story packaged in a new bottle and perhaps a huge downer for me considering the stellar cast it had on display.
The screenplay here is entertaining but only in parts. At a duration of less than 2 hours(if I discount the 14 minute end credits), the film never slackens in pace. But the question remains, does it entertain enough?
Six, a highly-skilled assassin in the deep-cover Sierra program of the CIA, is the agency's best merchant of death. However, a mission goes bad and now Six is on the run from the CIA with sociopathic former agent Lloyd Hansen hot on his trail. Aided by agent Dani Miranda and handler Donald Fitzroy, Six must be his most ruthless to avoid Hansen, who will stop at nothing to bring Six down.
The drama opens in typical style where the protagonist who is a CIA agent has to finish off one of the targets. This until he learns a starling fact. And thus the goose hunt begins from here. One of the highlights of the screenplay include high voltage action sequences and set pieces which are quite entertaining to watch.
But the drama suffers from a high dose of such sequences. Now, I was expecting the sequences to be over the top but thankfully they didn’t really get carried away, apart from the fact that the side characters just couldn’t kill off a man(as mentioned even by its antagonist).