Grey Gardens 1976

Critics score:
93 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Chicago Tribune: Grey Gardens became a cult film in the '70s, when mavericks and outsiders were the heroes and heroines and the Beales were valued for their alternative world and their priceless eccentricity. Read more

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Mark Feeney, Boston Globe: Edith and Edie are like a toxic vaudeville team, joined not just by blood but affinity. They're three parts folie a deux to two parts shtick. Read more

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Richard Brody, New Yorker: Rarely have high spirits and theatrical energy seemed like such a tragic waste; an era and its myths seem to be dying on-screen in real time. Read more

Molly Eichel, Philadelphia Inquirer: Classic ... Read more

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Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: The beauty of this film is the dignity it imparts to the Beales, trapped in their pasts. They failed to launch, yet paradoxically, they continue to fly so high. Read more

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice: Richly detailed and boundlessly evocative, even at its most claustrophobic. Read more