A Raisin in the Sun Reviews

November 13, 2007
It does have enough gritty insights and (for the time) strikingly accurate production details to keep the level of interest up.
April 23, 2019
A groundbreaking work that manages to be both specific to the African-American experience and universal in its themes of hope, change, and upward mobility.
April 15, 2019
The themes and words that rang through Broadway cut like a thousand knives in the movie adaptation as well.
October 4, 2018
hits on an intertwined set of realities involving family conflict and deeply embedded social racism that still affects us today
January 2, 2011
Classic based on the Pulitzer prize-winning play.
December 11, 2010
Daniel Petries' screen version is still a play, but it's a powerful family melodrama, extremely well acted by the entire ensemble, headed by Sidney Poitier
August 1, 2010
Directed in rather pedestrian fashion by Daniel Petrie, the story is powerful enough to rise above such limitations.
March 14, 2009
Fine adaptation of stage play giving Poitier one of his first hits.
November 13, 2007
The performances are uniformly excellent.
December 30, 2006
Ground-breaking in that this was the first drama by a black woman ever to be produced on Broadway, and the play was suspended in order for the original cast to be transported to Hollywood.