Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 11, 1967
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A disaster on all counts -- its time, if it ever had one, has definitely passed.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews appealing premise that's employed to watchable (if entirely uneven) effect by filmmaker Stanley Kramer...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess.

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A.D. Murphy

Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...rather tame and superficial by today's standards: a gentle, sentimental comedy on the subject of interracial marriage.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Initially breezy without ever sacrificing any of its points, the picture eventually resorts to a series of static speeches. Luckily, the actors carry the day, particularly Sidney Poitier, Cecil Kellaway and, taking MVP honors, Spencer Tracy.

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Civil rights, love, and family stress.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A remarkable drama considering its important subject for the time it came out, and it works very well despite a few discrepancies in tone, like a silly ice… More
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Isabel Sanford, Roy Glenn, Virginia Christine… More
Chris Garman
Representing the swan song of Spencer Tracy and solidifying Sidney Poitier's resume, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner is an examination of the changes… More
Chris Weber
Oh man, this movie. For what's it's worth, I'll just say right off the bat that no matter what, this was, is, and always will be a film worthy of… More
Jennifer Xu
Pontificating, pretentious film. It's so fantasy it's crazy.
Aj V
I liked this movie because of the fantastic cast and their fantastic performances, but I didn't care for the story that much. I know it was a big deal at… More

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