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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Reviews

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September 12, 2015
Initially breezy without ever sacrificing any of its points, the picture eventually resorts to a series of static speeches. Luckily, the actors carry the day, particularly Sidney Poitier, Cecil Kellaway and, taking MVP honors, Spencer Tracy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2014
...an appealing premise that's employed to watchable (if entirely uneven) effect by filmmaker Stanley Kramer...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2011
...rather tame and superficial by today's standards: a gentle, sentimental comedy on the subject of interracial marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 2, 2011
Civil rights, love, and family stress.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2007
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.
November 7, 2007
A disaster on all counts -- its time, if it ever had one, has definitely passed.
August 10, 2006
Billed in 1967 as Hollywood's first serious film about interracial marriage, this theatrical movie begs one question: What mother in her right mind will object to Sidney Poitier as a fiance to her daughter--he's handsome, renowned pro, and gentleman
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess.
November 19, 2005
If you guessed, 'a wheezy social problem drama,' you're right.
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May 9, 2005
A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 19, 2003
An earnest liberal outing that today seems passive, tame and condescending, but still watchable because of the performances of Tracy, Hepburn and Poitier.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2002
Well-meaning and generally effective.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2001
As an opus on race relations, Dinner certainly seems a bit daring, but it's just not standing the test of time terribly well.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 13, 2001
Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling
April 13, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
December 14, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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