Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 26
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 9
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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 3.8/5
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Old-line liberals Matt and Christina Drayton (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) have raised their daughter Joey (Katharine Houghton) to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional. Still, they aren't prepared for the shock when she returns home from a vacation with a new fiancé: African-American doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). While they come to grips with whatever prejudices they might still harbor, the younger folks must also contend with John's parents (Roy Glenn
Jan 1, 1967 Wide
May 22, 2001
Columbia Pictures Corporation
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Roy E. Glenn Sr.
Hilary St. George
John Bear Hudkins
It would be easy to tear the plot to shreds and catch Kramer in the act of copping out. But why? On its own terms, this film is a joy to see, an evening of superb entertainment.
Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling
...rather tame and superficial by today's standards: a gentle, sentimental comedy on the subject of interracial marriage.
Tracy looks tired in this draggy production; he died soon afterward, and it's infuriating to watch him sweat to inject fire into such pap.
There are wonderful performances here, as you'd expect from Hepburn and Tracy, and there's no question that the film is well intentioned. Yet it's also hamfisted and self-congratulatory in the most galling way.
An earnest liberal outing that today seems passive, tame and condescending, but still watchable because of the performances of Tracy, Hepburn and Poitier.
Well-meaning and generally effective.
Audience Reviews for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
- Matt Drayton: You're a pontificating old poop!
- John Prentice: You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
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