Gray's Anatomy
Gray's Anatomy (1997)

Writer/actor Spalding Gray is best known for his lengthy and insightful and sharply humorous onstage monologues, two of which, Swimming to Cambodia and Monster in a Box, have been filmed and released theatrically. Gray's Anatomy is also… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 19, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 29, 1999
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

A chatty, colorful, nicely sardonic account of how a crisis led Mr. Gray to assess his medical state, consider his mortality and take one more funny, self-dramatizing look at the eccentric world around him.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

There's something intrinsically insincere about the whole quest. Gray is on a search less for a cure than for material.

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Emanuel Levy

Visually inventive version of Gray's monologue, though the material is not as interesting as that of Swimming to Cambodia.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

At best, Gray is a tragicomic Everyman who strikes an empathic chord in his admiring audience; at worst, he's a middle-aged, self-absorbed, hopelessly provincial New Yorker -- an urban hick who won't shut up.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It is haunting, though. How could it not be, when the last lines of the monolog are "Ecstasy, despair, ecstasy, despair" and some mention of a big fish?

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

The late Spalding Gray's monologue is typically fascinating, and Soderbergh's creative staging is a treat.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Gray's Anatomy finds Spalding Gray turning a bout with a bizarre ocular condition into a dizzying, absorbing odyssey of the neurotic mind.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Soderbergh does (Gray) no favors with a series of overwrought stylistic choices.

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Stephen Farber

Gray's Anatomy is a triumphant reminder of the power of words to summon our deepest fears.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
He has taken a swim in Cambodia, faced the terrors of pleasure, and has been a monster in a box, and now Spalding Gray is back for the sweeping conclusion to… More

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