Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 846

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 138

Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/1967

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Stanley Kramer

Actors: Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Cecil Kellaway, Isabel Sanford

Plot: A young lady brings home her black finance to parents who are not too keen on interracial relationships.

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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.

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3/4

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Camper - wrote on 01/21/2016

Very good performances. I want Sidney Poitier to win arguments for me.The only character who wasn't believable in this movie was the daughter, Joanna- she was just so oblivious to the entire situation. A person can be optimistic and open minded without being completely blind to what's going on around her. She didn't even have much of a personality- she was just annoyingly cheerful and her only real trait was that she was a white girl marrying a black man. However, that's one of the only serious flaws I can find here. Well, that and the fact that the final scene was kind of drawn out too much, with the dad retelling the entire first half hour and so on. I liked how the end wasn't exactly perfect though- like, just because her dad made a speech, not everything sorted itself out right then …

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