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Blackboard Jungle Reviews

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Variety Staff
April 8, 2008
Glenn Ford, Morrow and Poitier are so real in their performances under the probing direction by Brooks that the picture alternatingly has the viewer pleading, indignant and frightened before the conclusion.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The studied pseudo-documentary atmosphere never quite convinces.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
It gives a blood-curdling, nightmarish picture or monstrous disorder in a public school. And it leaves one wondering wildly whether such out-of-hand horrors can be.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2001
Writer-director Richard Brooks had a flair for sensationalism, and his adaptation of Evan Hunter's novel is loads of fun as a consequence, but don't expect much analysis or insight.