• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 25, 2008
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19

Critic Reviews

  1. The play, and the production, might have been better served by rolling a few cameras into the theater, but I know that isn't how people like to do these things.
  2. It seems more a collection of cliches than the revered semiautobiographical work of the first black woman playwright to land on Broadway, a woman whose father fought a restrictive racial covenant all the way to the Supreme Court to keep his family's home in a white Chicago neighborhood in the '30s.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. MattR.
    Jun 27, 2008
    10
    I have read the book for this play and the movie is just as good if not better than the play. it shows how racism and the hardships of people I have read the book for this play and the movie is just as good if not better than the play. it shows how racism and the hardships of people can be overcome by staying together as a family. This is a must watch movie Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 27, 2008
    6
    Better Luck, Next Time. The women carried the show. I never felt the passion of Walter Lee Younger from Sean Combs (P.Diddy). P.Diddy should Better Luck, Next Time. The women carried the show. I never felt the passion of Walter Lee Younger from Sean Combs (P.Diddy). P.Diddy should fall back, in performing the character Walter, and do what he does best as an Executive Producer - "Behind the Scene". Full Review »
  3. SR.
    Mar 16, 2008
    10
    This was easily the best production I've seen on commercial television in years. I know it was risky and I certainly hope it was worth This was easily the best production I've seen on commercial television in years. I know it was risky and I certainly hope it was worth the risk to ABC and the advertisers. It was way worth it to me. Full Review »