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187 (1997)

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20

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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68

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Movie Info

A dedicated educator loses his passion for teaching as he struggles to survive in this tense urban drama. Trevor Garfield (Samuel L. Jackson) is a science teacher trying to make a difference in a tough Brooklyn high school, but he faces an uphill battle against students more interested in gang battles than education and an administration that won't back him up. When Garfield is nearly killed by one of his students, he takes a 15-month sabbatical from education and moves to California, where he

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Scott Yagemann

Jun 5, 2001

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (19) | DVD (6)

A combined psychological and vigilante drama.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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A compelling, sobering drama about a well-intentioned high-school teacher driven over the edge by criminal student predators. Jackson gives a commanding, very empathetic performance.

March 5, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Excellent drama about what tough schools are really like. Doesn't glamorize students or teachers. Powerful.

July 25, 2003
About.com

Awful urban angst piece. One of Jackson's worst roles.

May 23, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

What makes the film work, perhaps better than it has any right to be, is Jackson.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

If you're looking for another Stand and Deliver, watch something else.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com
AboutFilm.com

The film asks all the right questions, but with its Billy Jack approach it rings false even when making some sense.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

As a social-problem picture, 187 is a great music-video.

January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

Samuel L. Jackson gets a B+ for his solid, towering performance but the film itself should've been held back.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for 187

Looked like some sort of B grade thriller, and didn't turn out to be much more than that.
October 14, 2012
imrealgod

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A great film, totally recomend people to watch this
October 31, 2008
76Majikat

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a little wierd but interesting
January 25, 2007
sanjurosamurai
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