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Guess Who Reviews

April 2, 2005
Mac and Kutcher have proved themselves better comics than actors, but both give charming, subtle performances here.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 29, 2005
The film is predictable and its humor is tension free.
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.
March 25, 2005
The timing of nearly every gag is just half a beat off, and that half-beat is a killer.
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
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.
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.
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
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
March 25, 2005
Guess what? It's almost bearable.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2005
Though a light comedy, director Kevin Rodney Sullivan keeps the acting values authentic and consistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
March 25, 2005
In some ways, Guess Who shows how much we've changed in 35 years. But in the most important ways, it shows how Hollywood's barely changed at all.
March 25, 2005
Guess Who uses two-fifths of the title and gives us one-tenth the entertainment value.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 25, 2005
There's never a question how things will turn out. (If you don't know: Recent Hollywood movies about interracial romance usually turn out well if the guy is white and almost always end tragically if he's black.)
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 25, 2005
A disappointing retread of a bunch of better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2005
Has surprising depth and charm, descriptors never before ascribed to a movie starring Ashton Kutcher.
March 25, 2005
The movie plays it disappointingly safe, having the two men settle their differences on a go-kart race track, then bond over a bottle of vodka in time for the touchy-feely, song-and-dance finale.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2005
Neither deeply offensive nor especially revealing.
Read More | Original Score: C
March 25, 2005
If it falls betwixt and between hilarious and meaningful, consider that a testament to where we are as a culture on this topic: able to laugh at the jokes and still vulnerable to our fears.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2005
At heart, this is just another rehash of Meet the Parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2005
A consciously lightweight romantic comedy that pokes fun at racial stereotyping, it starts out a bit shaky but begins to cook as stars Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher find their chemistry, and by the film's end it's become pretty darn likable.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 25, 2005
A somewhat fun, if rather uneven, ride with a few clever scenes and enough comedic juice to keep Kutcher and Mac fans focused until the credits roll.
March 25, 2005
Guess Who works efficiently on its chosen level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2005
If you're looking for a meaningful consideration of the intricacies that come with introducing your white boyfriend to your black family, you're probably eating nachos at the wrong multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2005
This feeble comedy ranks about an 11 on the yawn-o-meter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
It says something about the timidity of the corporate-dominated entertainment industry that a contemporary film lacks the audacity of a 30-year-old sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2005
Director Kevin Rodney Sullivan over-orchestrates each verbal and visual gag, and such heavy-handed helming robs Guess Who of any element of surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 24, 2005
It's never a good sign in a comedy when the characters laugh harder than the audience at their own jokes.
March 24, 2005
This loose, pointless remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at least suggests that American racial attitudes have relaxed since 1967.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2005
What's not to like about a movie that concludes that although race can divide people, love can unite them?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2005
Twenty minutes in, we know where the movie is going and, as a result, it loses momentum in the final half-hour.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2005
One long race joke, the most overextended and least risible of the year.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
Mix in a pair of inspired performances by Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher, and you've got a certified crowd-tickler with a lot more substance than the last Focker family gathering.
March 24, 2005
It's been a long time since the words 'Ashton Kutcher' and 'hilarious' have appeared in the same sentence, but they'll have to get reacquainted. Kutcher and costar Bernie Mac make a terrific comic team.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2005
I'm not opposed to drawing from the well of movies past. But to remake one with such a dated and specific point of view, one that relies on the interracial relationship as hot button, is both lazy and uncomfortably nostalgic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
Guess Who isn't very smart and it isn't very funny. In fact, it isn't much of anything.
Read More | Original Score: D
March 23, 2005
Putting an interracial love story on screen may have been bold in 1967, but by now it should be more casual than it is. The skittish, focus-grouped blandness of Guess Who comes through in the flavorlessness of the romance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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