A Raisin in the Sun Reviews

January 5, 2018
... Raisin works well on television, like so many other fifties plays that tended toward the Freudian and claustrophobic, with their Munch-scream close-ups and slammed Ibsen doors.
January 30, 2008
No one will mistake this well-produced but inevitably dialogue-driven piece for pure cinema, but Leon and adapter Paris Qualles open up the play just enough to avoid the usual stage-to-screen claustrophobia.
January 1, 2011
Thoughtful, play-based drama examines racism.
May 28, 2008
A quintessentially American play, revisited...this one has towering performances from Rashad and McDonald.
May 10, 2008
Helped immeasurably by his talented co-stars, Diddy comes of age as an actor here, delivering a memorable performance in an African-American literary classic which proves to be every bit as relevant today as the day it was first staged.
May 7, 2008
All four main characters reprise their roles from the stage, but it's McDonald who turns in the bravura performance, while Combs plays off her with a sullen stupefaction that somehow seems adequate.
February 18, 2008
An African-American classic every bit as relevant today as when it was first staged.
January 29, 2008
A Raisin in the Sun isn't bad... for a TV MOVIE.
January 24, 2008
A Raisin in the Sun is a perfectly serviceable television adaptation of the recent Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansbury's classic 1959 play, but why it got a press screening at the Sundance Film Festival is difficult to say.