Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings
Mar 13, 2014A movie is not going to get me to like it by: A) Targeting a particular group of people and criticising them because of circumstances beyond their control, or B) Having characters who do not make realistic decisions. This movie does and has both. (Keep in mind, I do not care about the original.)
Being called "birdsh*t" due to circumstances I have no control over isn't fun. There are so many cracks at Ashton Kutcher being white that it makes me want to vomit. Bernie Mac's character makes absolutely no sense: Why does he like Jeff Gordon so much, but not Ashton Kutcher's character?
This brings me to my next point, and it's the overly stupid characters.
Why doesn't Simon stop with the racist jokes? Is he even aware of the people he is surrounded by? Why doesn't Simon just up and leave after having to deal with all this bs?
The movie is great for the first 5 to 10 minutes, then it falls flat on its face. Avoid this racist piece of trash at all costs. 0/10.… Full Review »
Jan 25, 2014This remake of the 1967 "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" features a reversal of roles, as well as plenty of funny moments. It plays well off of it's incredibly likable cast, but when it starts dealing with the issues of racism the film does fall short because it never manages to come across as intelligent or risky as the 1967 film it serves as a remake to. It's still very sweet and funny, but it never becomes a hard look at why everyone should get along regardless of race like the original film did. The film definitely tries, but I do not feel like it quite gets it right.
Still, if you're looking for a sweet and funny romantic comedy then I recommend this movie. It never quite reaches the maturity of the 1967 film, but it still does hit on a few good lessons about how racism is wrong. "Guess Who" is worth checking out.… Full Review »