Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. 38
    For all of 10 minutes, Gray Matters looks like it might have accomplished the impossible: uncovering a romantic-comedy scenario audiences haven't seen a million times before.
  2. Watching Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh and a stridently adorable Alan Cumming do their wide-eyed, moony thing in the romantic comedy Gray Matters raises the question: Is it possible for a filmgoer to be twinkled to death?
  3. Every once in a while you catch glimpses of originality and see what Gray Matters might have been if it hadn't gone soft and safe.
  4. 25
    Nothing shakes this pathetic attempt at humor from its self-satisfied torpor.
  5. Graham was good in films such as "Boogie Nights" and "Bowfinger" where her apparent innocence was a smoke screen for her lustful connivance. To be effective in the movies, she needs something to counteract her wholesomeness.
  6. 20
    The dearth of ideas is exemplified at the end by a Mary Tyler Moore freeze-frame of Graham leaping in the air.
  7. 12
    There isn't a remotely believable moment in the script here, and Kramer's leaden direction only helps strand a capable cast headed by Heather Graham in an hour and a half of virtual laugh-free tedium.
  8. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    10
    Coming from the strangely vacuous Graham, in a Manhattan this preposterous, the staid social message is as ludicrous as its surroundings.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JustinC.
    Jun 9, 2007
    10
    I originally watched to movie for Rachel Shelley but I found it very charming. Unlike a lot of movies that are coming out this one didn't take it self to seriously (thats a good thing). The acting by all of its principles was very engaging. The Writing and Directing was strong as well... fun little movie. Full Review »
  2. RosaS.
    Mar 10, 2007
    9
    Film is a sensitive and believable portrayal of a difficult subject. Film shows the need of acceptance of one's persuasion regardless how it's viewed by society. Cudos for a first time director and a well written and sensitive script. Full Review »
  3. AndrewR.
    Mar 1, 2007
    8
    This movie is about messy subjects that it makes much to clean and easy. Yet i really liked it. It was fun and light and had one truely great secne in it. I thought the actors were all fine. The movie really is a fantasy that recallsthe simple comedies of the 30's and 40's. Full Review »