Liam Neeson's best movie is on the telly this week 3 years ago

Liam Neeson's best movie is on the telly this week

Don't @ me.

Liam Neeson has had a hell of a career so far.


Some of you might lean towards Schindler's List as being his best movie, and that would be a fair argument.

You might have liked him being all warm and cuddly in Love Actually, and that would be a good counterpoint.

Or you might think kick-ass Liam in the first Taken was his best, and that, too, would be taken under advisement.

And they'd all be wrong.

His best movie was The Grey.

If you want to know as little as possible about it, just skip the very last line below to see what time and what channel it on, and we'll break it up with our chats here with the man himself about his most recent movie, The Commuter.


In the movie, Neeson plays a skilled huntsman who accompanies a group of oil workers in Alaska, but on their flight back to the mainland, the plane crashes and only seven of them survive.

On top of injuries, the weather and the barren wasteland, the survivors soon find themselves being hunted by a pack of wolves, who soon begin violently, and mercilessly, picking them off one by one.

Neeson is absolutely fantastic as the figure-head of leadership and calm as the situation rapidly deteriorates around them, and he is ably supported by the likes of Frank Grillo (The Purge), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding), James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3) with writer and director Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team, Smokin' Aces) behind the camera.

While audiences went in expecting it just to be Taken With Wolves, or Jaws With Paws, what they got instead was an almost existential horror movie, as the men are forced to face their own imminent death.

Plus it has one of the scariest plane-crash sequences ever committed to film.


The Grey is on Film4 on Thursday 1 February at 11.15pm.

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