Guess Who - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Guess Who Reviews

Page 1 of 8
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 25, 2005
There is no comedy without conflict, and conflict only plays funny when it's a fair fight. The writers and director didn't do Mac any favors in letting him play a guy who doesn't recognize his own blind spots, and comically wrestle with them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
Read More | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 22, 2005
It offers a few solid laughs and will provoke some smiles, but there's too much of a tendency to go for obvious, largely unfunny humor when something more subtle would have satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Update on Poitier classic isn't as memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 24, 2005
Wait a sec, are those sirens? *BAD IDEA POLICE HERE, PULL OVER!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
March 31, 2005
A creative misstep that will likely pay off commercially.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 27, 2005
Guess Who doesn't play the race card nearly enough
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 23, 2005
Forgoes its predecessor's moralizing in favor of Meet the Parents-style conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 24, 2005
Mac and Kutcher are the saving graces of what is otherwise a poorly written, misguided rehash of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
March 24, 2005
Can a film feature Ashton Kutcher parading around in women's lingerie and a teary-eyed Zoe Saldana recalling her interracial dating struggles and still be taken seriously?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2008
Here's a comedy premised on racial unease, and it's too timid to uncork actual racial humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 24, 2005
This feeble comedy ranks about an 11 on the yawn-o-meter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
August 2, 2005
A rule: any time you see the movie's stars racing in go-karts, it's because the script ran out of funny things to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
April 6, 2005
To say that the whole question of race in this movie is only skin- deep is an insult to the strength and elasticity of skin.
Page 1 of 8