To Sir, With Love

A story as fresh as the girls in their minis... and as tough as the kids from London's East End!
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: February 1, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Sony Pictures

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Fresh89%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 20,229
Rating: 3/4 -- One factor in the picture's popularity and its sustaining charm is the tuneful title song, which was a top hit for Lulu and is heard throughout the film. Full Review
TV Guide
Aug 24, 2010
Rating: 4/5 -- Sentimental reflections on an inspirational teacher are often the makings of weak dishwater films, but in James Clavell's To Sir, with Love, a strong cast and an unforgettable title song make this an undeniable classic. Full Review
Quickflix
Apr 28, 2014
Rating: 6/10 -- The film collapses under the weight of its own niceties. Full Review
The Retro Set
Dec 28, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- It beat Dead Poets Society to the punch by over two decades. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Apr 4, 2015
Even the weak moments are saved by Poitier, who invests his role with a subtle warmth. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Aug 24, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- Sidney Poitier is a beleaguered English teacher in this multi-cultural Mr. Chips
Denton Record-Chronicle
Nov 20, 2003
Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance. Full Review
Variety
Dec 10, 2008

Product Description:

Ideological changes in post-Civil Rights movement America were at the heart of legendary African-American actor Sidney Poitier's films in the late 1960s. One such film is this powerful drama, which stars Poitier as Mark Thackery, an unemployed engineer who applies for a teaching job because he needs the paycheck. He lands a job at a school in London's East End that's full of unruly teenagers who are profoundly uninterested in learning. After several failed attempts to reach the students, Thackery abandons the textbooks and conventional teaching methods and, treating them as young adults, he prepares his students for the job market. His unorthodox style is effective--the students begin to respect Thackery and absorb his lessons. But his substantial accomplishments are weighed in the balance when he is finally offered the engineering job he had been waiting for.

Poitier's proud, defiant figure stands tall against the rowdy, aimless swinging-sixties London teens, but one of the film's strengths is the respect that is paid to the disruptive students as human characters worthy of a better future. Lulu, who delivers a strong student portrayal, also sings the popular theme song.

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  • Sales Rank: 1,355
  • UPC: 043396032965
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