Guess Who Reviews

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Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 27, 2005
Guess Who doesn't play the race card nearly enough
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 27, 2005
...closer to Meet the Parents than its nominal precursor, but we might take that as a sign of social progress
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 26, 2005
Messing with a classic movie can be dangerous business, which is probably one of the reasons why 'Guess Who' achieves only a modicum of success.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 25, 2005
Guess Who owes more to Meet the Parents than it does Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
March 25, 2005
It breaks no ground, but at least it doesn't bury itself beneath so much proselytizing and posing.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
March 25, 2005
Theresa schools Simon: "Telling black jokes is never a good idea."
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
March 25, 2005
The timing of nearly every gag is just half a beat off, and that half-beat is a killer.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 25, 2005
Let's just say that, on the charge of comedic intentions, the cinematic jury is still out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 25, 2005
Rather than being like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, this is more like Meet the Parents, and the Parents are Black.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
March 25, 2005
Closer in spirit to Meet the Parents than Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, this comedy further confirms - for those who care - that Ashton Kutcher is no Ben Stiller.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 25, 2005
Balance out the few highs and many, scatological lows of "Meet the Parents" and you've got "Guess Who," a movie whose mild brand of comedy is floated by an enjoyable ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 25, 2005
The absence of chemistry between both couples is enough to make you seriously consider leaving before dessert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 25, 2005
Might provide a much-needed fix for Mac's most ardent fans, but they'll have to wait for a star vehicle that fully exploits the range of his comic gifts.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
March 25, 2005
A film that could have wryly dealt with matters of race, or simply could have been funnier, had it possessed a clearer template than a star pairing and a truncated title.
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Malene Arpe
Toronto Star
March 25, 2005
Theresa has neglected to tell said parents that Simon is just about the whitest boy alive, an omission that causes what passes for comedy to occur when her dad finds out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 25, 2005
Defying the sitcom flippancy imposed upon it, Guess Who lurches into moments of relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 25, 2005
There's some flavor, but it tastes more like cola-scented water than actual Coke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
March 25, 2005
Mostly works on all the levels it aspires to, and it evolves with an easy rhythm that's primarily driven by its likable stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 25, 2005
Guess what? It's almost bearable.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 25, 2005
Though a light comedy, director Kevin Rodney Sullivan keeps the acting values authentic and consistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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