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      To Sir, With Love

      Now Playing 1 hr. 45 min. Drama TRAILER for To Sir, With Love: Trailer 1 List
      90% 29 Reviews Tomatometer 88% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score American Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) recently received his degree in engineering, but cannot find work. To make ends meet, he takes a job as a teacher in a rough London East End school populated mostly with troublemakers who were rejected from other schools for their behavior. While the students at first see Thackeray as just another teacher open for ridicule and bullying, his calm demeanor and desire to see them succeed gradually earn him their respect. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      While it's a bit dated and overly schmaltzy, To Sir, With Love remains compelling because of Sidney Poitier's outstanding performance -- and the catchy theme song is a classic.

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      Fouad I liked the forever concepts of life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/22 Full Review Cathy J A wonderful classic. And I love the song. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review Narciso R Awesome movie, as are a lot of Sydney Poitiers movies. Since I saw it when I was in school, it resonated with me. NRJ. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/01/23 Full Review Robert H Very heartfelt film had a real impact in my youth maybe my favorite movie of all time and that's saying a lot Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/12/23 Full Review James G I have not seen this film since the original run in 1967. Loved it then, but for a "London Swinging 1960's" movie, there isn't much swing. Poitier is GREAT, Lulu singing title song brilliant. But it's cereally dated, the plot almost weird and doesn't work. But that song!!! And Sidney make this film utterly sweet. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Michael W This classic was really good. Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Lulu, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall, and the rest of the cast did a fantastic job in this movie. The story of the movie was dramatic, inspirational, and heartfelt. It's about discovering something that you never thought you had and to never give in. If you haven't seen this classic movie yet, check it out sometime. It's a must see. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) It's dated, yes, but Poitier remains magnetic throughout. Rated: 4/5 Apr 23, 2021 Full Review TIME Magazine Even the weak moments are saved by Poitier, who invests his role with a subtle warmth. Aug 24, 2010 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance. Dec 10, 2008 Full Review Nathanael Hood The Retro Set The film collapses under the weight of its own niceties. Rated: 6/10 Dec 28, 2018 Full Review Matt Brunson Creative Loafing It beat Dead Poets Society to the punch by over two decades. Rated: 3/4 Apr 4, 2015 Full Review Jess Lomas Quickflix 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. Rated: 4/5 Apr 28, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis American Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) recently received his degree in engineering, but cannot find work. To make ends meet, he takes a job as a teacher in a rough London East End school populated mostly with troublemakers who were rejected from other schools for their behavior. While the students at first see Thackeray as just another teacher open for ridicule and bullying, his calm demeanor and desire to see them succeed gradually earn him their respect.
      Director
      James Clavell
      Executive Producer
      John R. Sloan
      Screenwriter
      E.R. Braithwaite, James Clavell
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 14, 1967, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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