Sweet Love, Bitter (1967) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet Love, Bitter (1967)





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Loosely based on Charlie Parker's life and based on the book Night Song, this drama chronicles the friendship between a nearly washed up jazz sax player and a down-and-out college professor.
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Dick Gregory
as Richie 'Eagle' Stokes
Don Murray
as David Hillary
Diane Varsi
as Della
Robert Hooks
as Keel Robinson
Jeri Archer
as Candy
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Love, Bitter

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Sweet Love, Bitter, a rarely seen predecessor of 'Round Midnight and Bird has a lot going for it.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This lack of convincing motivation is the fatal weakness of the film.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Though not a success, this independent black-and-white drama... is an unusual and thoughtful effort.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Though a sincere attempt was made to depict the problems surrounding black-white relationships, the characters in the film lack definition.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
TV Guide

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