• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 18, 2009
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 60
    Grey Gardens is thoughtful and swank but ultimately mediocre. Two actresses in top form are required to put this story across.
  2. The original documentary may have been predatory, but it captured something powerful, the face of failed optimism, the many meanings of the word “spoiled.” Sometimes it’s better to let strange be strange.
  3. Lange is fine as the senior Edie, but Barrymore, for reasons not entirely her fault, seems off her game.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 1, 2014
    7
    Grey Gardens is truly special. And the film wouldn't be nearly as special without Jessica Lange or Drew Barrymore. It's a pleasant retellingGrey Gardens is truly special. And the film wouldn't be nearly as special without Jessica Lange or Drew Barrymore. It's a pleasant retelling of Kennedy's cousins. Full Review »
  2. NerijusD
    Jun 7, 2009
    10
    Brilliant, moving, true to the original documentary.
  3. eds
    Apr 28, 2009
    0
    The accents were just terrible and distracting. It was like listening to Rose Kennedy trying to put on southern accent.