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To Sir, With Love Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 4, 2015
It beat Dead Poets Society to the punch by over two decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jess Lomas
Quickflix
April 28, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Sydney Poitier at his best; teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
August 24, 2010
Even the weak moments are saved by Poitier, who invests his role with a subtle warmth.

TV Guide
August 24, 2010
One factor in the picture's popularity and its sustaining charm is the tuneful title song, which was a top hit for Lulu and is heard throughout the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 10, 2008
Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Incessant Cockney street market vignettes and shots of London buses seem to suggest that it was all primarily intended for American consumption anyway.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
A cozy, good-humored and unbelievable little tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
November 20, 2003
Sidney Poitier is a beleaguered English teacher in this multi-cultural Mr. Chips
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 11, 2003
Generally effective comedy drama with standout performances.
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
The film has gone in and out of fashion, but it's old enough now to return to it with a clear eye, and see the strength beneath the kooky sentimentality.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Good performances elevate the material.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 2, 2003
Poitier is good, but the film is memorable mostly for the song.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 24, 2002
Well-meaning tripe.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The charisma of Poitier and the energetic performances of a groovy-looking cast of high school hellcats (some of whom look like they've repeated year 12 at least 5 times) compensate for the shortcomings.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 31, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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