Gray's Anatomy Reviews

August 6, 2019
Becomes a kind of strange examination of human existence; frail, idiosyncratic, and ultimately a kind of cosmic joke.
September 4, 2012
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?
February 26, 2005
March 11, 2004
The late Spalding Gray's monologue is typically fascinating, and Soderbergh's creative staging is a treat.
May 20, 2003
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.
March 4, 2002
Gray's Anatomy is a triumphant reminder of the power of words to summon our deepest fears.
January 1, 2000
In spite of Soderbergh and the painful lack of an audience/laugh track, Gray's story is immediately compelling, proving that once again, a talking head can truly entertain an audience.
January 1, 2000
The film manages to come off like a dinnertime conversation with a friend -- albeit a one-sided and long but very good and very funny one.
January 1, 2000
Using every cinematic trick in the book, [director] Soderbergh turns Gray's one-man world into the most surreal mind-expander since Alice fell down the rabbit hole.
January 1, 2000
Not only is it interesting to follow the course of Gray's storyline, the movie is also equally interesting to view, even if the storyteller is just sitting in front of a desk most of the time.
January 1, 2000
Gray's Anatomy finds Spalding Gray turning a bout with a bizarre ocular condition into a dizzying, absorbing odyssey of the neurotic mind.