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In the Heat of the Night Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Quincy Jones provides a score that perfectly complements the flavorful atmosphere.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2014
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Though apart from its handling of race, In The Heat Of The Night's story had a familiar ring, it didn't really look much like the standard fare of 1967.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4.0/5

January 31, 2014
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

If you're collecting Best Pictures, 'In the Heat of the Night' was completely deserving of the Oscar then, and remains a taut crime drama almost 50 years later.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 9/10

January 18, 2014
Richard Roeper
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Social importance aside, In the Heat of the Night works as a buddy film and as a tense thriller.

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: B+

January 15, 2014
James Mottram
Total Film

A film that satisfies equally as police procedural and social commentary.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

January 15, 2014
Adrian Turner
Radio Times

The plot is a set-up, a stacked deck, yet the atmosphere is palpably unpleasant, and Poitier and Steiger have a field day.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

January 15, 2014
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film's flatly descriptive approach to exploring race in America probably felt a bit more intense and meaningful in the thick of the Civil Rights Era than it does now.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

August 6, 2013
Stuart Henderson

Good as the performances are, isn't it all a bit disingenuous?

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 6/10

February 16, 2013

TIME Magazine
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No deep solutions are suggested in this subtle and meticulously observed study. Yet Director Norman Jewison has used his camera to extract a cer tain rough-cut beauty from each protagonist.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 20, 2009
Christopher Null

Far -- far -- more interested in racial politics than criminal capers, and it's Tibbs' interactions with the local yokels that make the film so memorable

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2008
A.D. Murphy
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An excellent Sidney Poitier performance, and an outstanding one by Rod Steiger, overcome some noteworthy flaws to make In The Heat of the Night an absorbing contemporary murder drama.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 19, 2008

Empire Magazine

Probably Norman Jewison's best picture.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

October 31, 2007


The cleverness of Silliphant's script is in combining the investigation of a murder with a message film.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 31, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

[A] superb thriller.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

December 13, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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A decent piece of do-good cinema.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 13, 2006
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Rod Steiger delivers an engaging performance as a bigoted police chief who comes to trust a strong black homicide detective.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 21, 2006
Emanuel Levy

Norman Jewison's drama is a message film in the guise of a small-town murder mystery, propagating interracial friendship between blacks and whites.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

July 25, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Liberal do-gooder film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

May 25, 2006

Time Out
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Oozes sufficient Southern sweat and features enough admirably crumpled character faces to make up for its over-strident liberal rhetoric.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...captured that small town feel quite well...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 1, 2003
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