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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Old-line liberals Matt and Christina Drayton (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) have raised their daughter Joey (Katharine Houghton) to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional. Still, they aren't prepared for the shock when she returns home from a vacation with a new fiancé: African-American doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). While they come to grips with whatever prejudices they might still harbor, the younger folks must also contend with John's parents (Roy Glenn Sr. and Beah Richards), who are dead-set against the union. To complicate matters, the older… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"A disaster on all counts -- its time, if it ever had one, has definitely passed."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...rather tame and superficial by today's standards: a gentle, sentimental comedy on the subject of interracial marriage."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ , Film4
"An earnest liberal outing that today seems passive, tame and condescending, but still watchable because of the performances of Tracy, Hepburn and Poitier."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling"
‑ A.D. Murphy, Variety
"Civil rights, love, and family stress."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"Billed in 1967 as Hollywood's first serious film about interracial marriage, this theatrical movie begs one question: What mother in her right mind will object to Sidney Poitier as a fiance to her daughter--he's handsome, renowned pro, and gentleman"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Well-meaning and generally effective."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"...an appealing premise that's employed to watchable (if entirely uneven) effect by filmmaker Stanley Kramer..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If you guessed, 'a wheezy social problem drama,' you're right."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Mixed Reviews
"As an opus on race relations, Dinner certainly seems a bit daring, but it's just not standing the test of time terribly well."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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