They Call Me Mister Tibbs Reviews

  • May 01, 2018

    Mr Tibbs is a black Super-cop. the movie features a lot of elements that would become hallmarks of blaxplotation later on, but this movie was really pretty dull. i was bored to death watching this

    Mr Tibbs is a black Super-cop. the movie features a lot of elements that would become hallmarks of blaxplotation later on, but this movie was really pretty dull. i was bored to death watching this

  • Apr 10, 2016

    This sequel to "In the Heat of the Night" is nowhere near as good as the first film. This story is set in San Fransisco instead of the South and removes the tension the first film had. This movie is just a standard detective thriller. Martin Landau is good in a supporting role, and Sidney Poitier is good as he always is, there just isn't enough for them to work with. Quincy Jones does the film's core. This one is for fans only, otherwise skip it.

    This sequel to "In the Heat of the Night" is nowhere near as good as the first film. This story is set in San Fransisco instead of the South and removes the tension the first film had. This movie is just a standard detective thriller. Martin Landau is good in a supporting role, and Sidney Poitier is good as he always is, there just isn't enough for them to work with. Quincy Jones does the film's core. This one is for fans only, otherwise skip it.

  • Sep 01, 2014

    By the book murder investigation by Virgil Tibbs. Decent whodunit but lacks the racial plot that made "In the Heat of the Night" so good. Some interesting parenting on display from days gone bye in this one - one scene where father and pre-teen son smoke cigars and fill the kid's room with second hand smoke and another where the defiant brat gets slapped three times in the face by Dad (kiddeserved it).

    By the book murder investigation by Virgil Tibbs. Decent whodunit but lacks the racial plot that made "In the Heat of the Night" so good. Some interesting parenting on display from days gone bye in this one - one scene where father and pre-teen son smoke cigars and fill the kid's room with second hand smoke and another where the defiant brat gets slapped three times in the face by Dad (kiddeserved it).

  • Jul 25, 2014

    Ostensibly a sequel to In The Heat Of The Night, but nothing like it. In The Heat Of The Night was a great, groundbreaking, mirror-to-the-times movie. It showcased the racial prejudices and restrictions that still existed in the US, and showed, to a degree, how these could be overcome. While on the surface it was a crime-drama, it was a lot more than that. It was a social commentary, and a brilliant one. They Call Me Mister Tibbs is purely a crime-drama, and a fairly average one at that. The only thing this movie and In The Heat Of The Night have in common is the character Virgil Tibbs, played on both occasions by Sidney Poitier. There is no social commentary. It is just a common-or-garden whodunnit. Some of the crime drama is padded with domestic scenes from Tibbs' homelife, but these seem trite and lame. Really does not do any justice to In The Heat Of The Night.

    Ostensibly a sequel to In The Heat Of The Night, but nothing like it. In The Heat Of The Night was a great, groundbreaking, mirror-to-the-times movie. It showcased the racial prejudices and restrictions that still existed in the US, and showed, to a degree, how these could be overcome. While on the surface it was a crime-drama, it was a lot more than that. It was a social commentary, and a brilliant one. They Call Me Mister Tibbs is purely a crime-drama, and a fairly average one at that. The only thing this movie and In The Heat Of The Night have in common is the character Virgil Tibbs, played on both occasions by Sidney Poitier. There is no social commentary. It is just a common-or-garden whodunnit. Some of the crime drama is padded with domestic scenes from Tibbs' homelife, but these seem trite and lame. Really does not do any justice to In The Heat Of The Night.

  • Jul 12, 2014

    Sluggish in some parts, but Sidney makes it all worth it.

    Sluggish in some parts, but Sidney makes it all worth it.

  • Mar 18, 2014

    (**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] A slow-paced and (surprisingly) boring movie.

    (**): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] A slow-paced and (surprisingly) boring movie.

  • Jul 29, 2013

    1967's In The Heat Of The Night Is One Of My Favorite Films.

    1967's In The Heat Of The Night Is One Of My Favorite Films.

  • May 19, 2013

    well acted as usual from Poitier what a lovely man

    well acted as usual from Poitier what a lovely man

  • Dec 07, 2012

    Poitier delivers an impressive performance again but the film as a whole doesn't feel as memorable as "In The HEat of The Night" If the film didn't have Poitier in it it really wouldn't be worth watching his performance is great.

    Poitier delivers an impressive performance again but the film as a whole doesn't feel as memorable as "In The HEat of The Night" If the film didn't have Poitier in it it really wouldn't be worth watching his performance is great.

  • Chris W Super Reviewer
    May 13, 2012

    This is the sequel to the award winning classic In the Heat of the Night and, though it is well meaning, this is a far step down from the place where its predecessor stands. Taking on a cool, protoblaxploitation feel, the film follows veteran homicide detective Virgil Tibbs as he takes on the cae of a murdered prostitute in San Francico, with the primary suspect being his friend political activist Reverend Logan Sharpe. Tibbs finds his loyalties divided, and danger all around, but there are some other things thrown in, such as cursory passes at social commentary and the effect of Tibbs' work ethic on his wife and kids. Despite all of this being decently played, none of it is fresh, exciting, or relevatory. It's a well worn story that is saved by decent perforamnces from Poitier (returning as Tibbs) and Martin Landau as Sharpe. Oh yeah, and Quincy Jones returns to do the music, and the score is solid, though not the most memorable thing ever. All in all, this is slightly better than okay, but it's nothing too special. I enjoyed it though, and appreciate the fact that this is something of a mild precursor to blaxploitation, but, that aside, there's nothoing really remarkable going on here, which is unfortunate given the power of the film this is a follow up to.

    This is the sequel to the award winning classic In the Heat of the Night and, though it is well meaning, this is a far step down from the place where its predecessor stands. Taking on a cool, protoblaxploitation feel, the film follows veteran homicide detective Virgil Tibbs as he takes on the cae of a murdered prostitute in San Francico, with the primary suspect being his friend political activist Reverend Logan Sharpe. Tibbs finds his loyalties divided, and danger all around, but there are some other things thrown in, such as cursory passes at social commentary and the effect of Tibbs' work ethic on his wife and kids. Despite all of this being decently played, none of it is fresh, exciting, or relevatory. It's a well worn story that is saved by decent perforamnces from Poitier (returning as Tibbs) and Martin Landau as Sharpe. Oh yeah, and Quincy Jones returns to do the music, and the score is solid, though not the most memorable thing ever. All in all, this is slightly better than okay, but it's nothing too special. I enjoyed it though, and appreciate the fact that this is something of a mild precursor to blaxploitation, but, that aside, there's nothoing really remarkable going on here, which is unfortunate given the power of the film this is a follow up to.