Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Reviews

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March 27, 2019
The movie insidiously charms us into ignoring its defects, and for this the credit must go to a superb cast.
November 7, 2007
A disaster on all counts -- its time, if it ever had one, has definitely passed.
June 24, 2006
A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess.
May 9, 2005
A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film.
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.
February 13, 2001
Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling
December 28, 2018
...most notable for being a metatextual commentary on the onscreen/offscreen romance of Tracy and Hepburn.
January 8, 2018
The film may have a foregone conclusion, but it's worth watching as the acting is so good.
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.
January 26, 2014
...an appealing premise that's employed to watchable (if entirely uneven) effect by filmmaker Stanley Kramer...
April 6, 2011
Watching it again after forty-odd years, it seems a lot less inspired than I remembered it. (Tracy & Hepburn: The Definitive Collection)
April 6, 2011
...rather tame and superficial by today's standards: a gentle, sentimental comedy on the subject of interracial marriage.
January 2, 2011
Civil rights, love, and family stress.
April 13, 2008
February 13, 2008
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.
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.
August 10, 2006
Billed as Hollywood's first major film about interracial marriage (though no kiss on the lips is allowed), the film begs one question: What mother in her right mind would object to Poitier as son in law--he's handsome, renowned professional, and gentleman
November 19, 2005
If you guessed, 'a wheezy social problem drama,' you're right.
December 14, 2004
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