The story sets up a complex web of conflict and moral questions, and then suddenly raises the stakes to an unnatural height, leaving the viewer stalled halfway up the climb. Grey Dawn at times feels like a Ghanaian adaptation of Scandal (think illicit affairs and murder mystery), but with Frimpong-Manso as the omniscient ‘fixer’, scrambling to patch up the pieces of the plot.
In short, Grey Dawn weaves an admirably intricate story that sacrifices characterization and unfortunately pays the ultimate price in the end- an unsatisfying climax. Admirable for its technical achievements and good acting, the film raises interesting questions about family, honor and the consequences of our actions, but in the end leaves us wondering what it was all for.
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