Gray Man (2007)

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Avg Rating: 3.5 / 5. Voted: 42

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Directed by: Scott Flynn
Starring: Patrick Bauchau (Albert Fish), Jack Conley (Det. Will King), Silas Weir Mitchell (Albert Jr.), Mollie Milligan (Gertrude), Jillian Armenante (Delia Budd), Lexi Ainsworth (Grace Budd), John Aylward (Captain Ayers)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 01:36:43
Genres: Based on a True Story, Serial Killers, Detective-Cops, Old-Young, Cannibalism, SelfHarm

Based on early twentieth-century serial killer, Albert Fish, who murdered and ate children.

A sneering performance by Patrick Bauchau leads a film that avoids the grisly, yet doesn’t let up on the horror of the crimes. There are minor references to Fish’s childhood, but as his son says in the film:
You can’t always look at what happens to people.
Sometimes you have to look at them,
How they act,
What they do.

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January 30, 2024 4:26 pm

not bad but a very potted history of the man,still gives you a taste…er..if you know what i mean

January 17, 2024 11:55 am

It doesnt fucking load one day ago i could still watch

September 7, 2023 3:16 pm

Very disappointing. This film makes it look like he had only one victim. How could that make him a serial killer. There were at least three other victims including two 18-year-old boys that he, at age 60something, overpowered together, and a prepubescent boy whose penis he ate and described as delicious but of the testicles said, “His little peanuts I was unable to chew.”

September 6, 2023 6:55 am

No sex included and no gore boring movie

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September 3, 2023 7:40 pm

disappointing – no gay men

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September 2, 2023 3:37 pm

I am slightly disappointed with this film but disappointed nonetheless. It’s the sanitized Hollywood rendition of the Albert Fish story, much like “Killer: A Journal of Murder” (1995) was the sanitized Hollywood rendition of the Carl Panzram story and “Lords of Chaos” (2018) was the sanitized Hollywood rendition of the Mayhem story. I think that is what they mean by “classy and disturbing piece of true crime.” All 3 films tend to gloss over the facts for a more marketable story to cater to some demographic or another. They do get most of the facts right unlike the film “Frances” (1982) about Frances Farmer portrayed by Jessica Lange which is just a complete fabrication, admitted by the screenplay writer and the director. In all 4 of those cases the real stories are much more fascinating than the Hollywood versions with the added dramatizations.

That being said, “The Gray Man” is still a very good film and is worth watching, especially for Patrick Bauchau’s performance as Fish. All the actors were good, great cinemaphotography and good detail in the time period setting. They had everything they needed. Slightly disappointed but disappointed nonetheless. 3 and a half stars.

September 2, 2023 11:51 am

a good watch

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August 31, 2023 5:12 pm

‘Hack the heads of little girls and put ’em on my wall.’ ~Glenn Danzig

August 31, 2023 1:57 pm

I think this movie is less disturbing than a typical Criminal Minds episode considering how sick Fish was.