A Raisin in the Sun

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 25, 2008
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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User Reviews

  1. AaronM.
    Feb 26, 2008
    4
    Combs was awful, and the adaptation left out several key scenes form the play in favor of including dumbed-down sequences that attempted to emphasize the same problems the play dealt with much more powerfully.
  2. CHASEE.
    Feb 26, 2008
    4
    All the women and other supporting actors were great! The lead actor P diddy or puffy combs was extremely difficult to watch. He needs some acting lessons.
  3. Christianp.
    Feb 25, 2008
    6
    The play is magnificent, but I'm afraid the film-making is shoddy at best here. The music is distracting and the up-close hand-held camera work is stifling. Plus, the changes to the script are awkward, but I suppose that happens with any adaptations.
  4. [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 fall back, in performing the character Walter, and do what he does best as an Executive Producer - "Behind the Scene".
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 90
    This knockout adaptation of the Lorraine Hansberry play is a model of both the pure power of stage acting and TV’s potential to bring us up close to that acting without deadening it.
  2. 100
    It's a beauty--in many ways richer than the Broadway production--and should not be missed.
  3. 80
    At three hours, this adaptation might seem a bit lengthy, but when Raisin’s female cast members are on the screen, the time flies by.