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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
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
December 10, 2008
Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance.
Cole Smithey
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 13, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 31, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 7, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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

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.
Nicolas Lacroix
March 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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