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Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/25/2013

Solid drama dealing with an interracial relationship. The race card is played in a predicable manner for 60's cinema. It treads the issue lightly with some great dialogue that clearly defines the multiple viewpoints on the situation, but the outcome is one of typical hollywood fashion. I can't really blame the film for the time in which it was made. There's still a level of sophistication and understanding that comes through in the terrific performances. I just wish the material wasn't handled so 'safely'.

Rating of
2.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 07/02/2012

A rather rose tinted drama tackling race issues when a young white liberal brings home her black fiancee to meet her parents. It's intelligently and thoughtfully written, and the pairing of Tracy and Hepburn is forever watchable, but some may find Poitier's eminent doctor and all-round over achiever a little too good to be true. A fine film nonetheless.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 10/29/2011

Occasionally the film chooses to err on the lighter side of the racial conflict it is addressing, but, when it digs deep into meaty thematic conflict, it hits home. Tracy and Hepburn turn in another pair of commanding performances, as does Sidney Poitier.

Rating of
3/4

donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011

The conflict is a tad oversimplified, but these characters are so perfectly embodied by the actors that this movie wins you over and you believe that of course love will be enough.

Rating of
3/4

Freddie - wrote on 11/04/2008

I thought this movie was going to be a drag but I was pleasantly surprised. Although much didn't happen in terms of action and drama, I think it was the pure emotion of all of the characters that kept this movie going. Watching racially based movie made in the 60s is a lot different than one that was made now. Back then discrimination was so public and real, and the actors were truly living in their roles. It was just interesting to watch how that all played out. Also, all of the actors did such incredible jobs individually. I was highly impressed by all of them. And I just have to comment on Katharine Houghton's transatlantic accent...brilliant. This was a really good movie.

Rating of
2/4

Alex - wrote on 03/04/2007

While important for all families to because of the racial implications, it is not really a great movie as far as movies go. Poitier does a good job and so does Tracy and Hepburn, but the story is told slowly and Houghton brings it down.

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