Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 1, 2013
    Kleine's film is rambling and unfocused but mostly charming, and it steps into deeper waters almost in spite of itself.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Jun 27, 2013
    Kleine could have used Gregory’s lifelong trajectory to tell a larger story of the international avant-garde theater scene. Instead there is overmuch fuss about his coterie of dear companions.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 2, 2013
    [It's] too bad Cindy Kleine, the documentary's producer-director-narrator — and Gregory's wife — didn't better organize this rangy survey of the eclectic actor, theater director, artist and raconteur.
  4. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Apr 4, 2013
    The last topic is the hook for audience members not related to Gregory or Kleine, but just as insight appears, back we go to Kleine's tediously selfreferential narration.
  5. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Apr 4, 2013
    Like many neglected offspring, Gregory comes across as an eternal child himself, hooked on his capacity to enchant but rarely able to listen to anyone other than the actors over whom he has such power.
  6. Reviewed by:  Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Apr 5, 2013
    Perhaps the most valuable insight that the film provides about its subject is that he acts even as he directs.
  7. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Apr 3, 2013
    Gregory’s wife, Cindy Kleine, is a skilled filmmaker, but she’s no Louis Malle, and her documentary Andre Gregory: Before And After Dinner is nowhere near as elegant as "My Dinner With Andre" or "Vanya On 42nd Street." Mainly, the movie lacks focus.
  8. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 3, 2013
    Although Andre Gregory's fans will find much here to savor, this rambling and unfocused portrait smacks of self-indulgence.
  9. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Apr 2, 2013
    An indelible, gripping documentary portrait.
  10. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Apr 2, 2013
    This is another dinner conversation that races and lingers, making you want to do more with your own life.
  11. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Apr 3, 2013
    Cindy Kleine pays tribute to her famed theater-director hubby in Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner, with thoroughly delightful results.
  12. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Apr 3, 2013
    Viewers may find the narrative aimlessness here frustrating.

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