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Guess Who Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 3, 2005
its treatment of race resides comfortably at the sitcom level, where it's safe to laugh about difference and then console ourselves with eventual inclusiveness
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
April 2, 2005
Mac and Kutcher have proved themselves better comics than actors, but both give charming, subtle performances here.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 2, 2005
Had Mac and Kutcher not had such great chemistry together, this wouldn't have worked...
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 1, 2005
Guess Who is a movie that plays the race card for gentle laughs ...
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 31, 2005
Well, guess what? "Guess Who" isn't a least, not of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." It's more like "Meet the Fockers" with themes about bigotry and honesty.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
March 31, 2005
A creative misstep that will likely pay off commercially.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
March 31, 2005
The film is content to poke gentle fun, not try to blaze any trails, unlike its much more illustrious predecessor.
| Original Score: B
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
March 31, 2005
The absolute lack of cultural identity on the part of any of the characters -- black or white -- is what left me with a bad aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 30, 2005
The filmmakers seem to have forgotten that even today, the most memorable battles have two fronts. And they usually don't involve a man wearing a woman's underwear.
| Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 30, 2005
There are some weak stabs at deriving humor from the white guy trying to fit into the black family... More often, [it's] of the "suspicious dad/nervous boyfriend" variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
March 29, 2005
A respectable enough comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
March 29, 2005
The film is predictable and its humor is tension free.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 29, 2005
None of this addresses true familial concerns about interracial relationships.
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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 28, 2005
Surpasses expectation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 28, 2005
I don't think Guess Who is a very good movie about its subject...but it works pretty well as a piece of light entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 28, 2005
I say sometimes that scripts get rewritten too much. I don't know if this one got rewritten too much or not enough, but I wish they had given it another go and tried to strike a more consistent tone.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 28, 2005
[The] interracial intimacy is so lightweight, dismissive, and flat that this toothless comedy loses its edginess...turns into another arbitrary salt-and-pepper buddy romp
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
March 28, 2005
Guess what - it's bad!
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 28, 2005
Light and fluffy, Guess Who is a mildly entertaining movie that could have been more had its makers been a little braver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 27, 2005
The makers of Guess Who appear to have given more thought to targeting an audience than building a believable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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