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To Sir, With Love Reviews

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August 17, 2014
One of those movies that I wanted to like more than I actually did. It is not as engaging as you would hope. The one highlight that you will remember is the title song by Lulu, which is quite lovely. (First and only viewing - 3/11/2010)
June 26, 2014
touching and beautiful film. Sidney Poitier compelling and Gleeson is gorgeous.
June 26, 2014
Had some poignant advice for young adults that's should be retaught nowadays...
½ March 19, 2014
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

(1967) To Sir, With Love

Although, actor Sidney Poiter was in the previous film similar to this one that also deals with troubled youths in schools, he used to play one in the 1955 film called "Blackboard Jungle", which his role was only a minor one. And even though, "Blackboard Jungle" was the first film to address the problem of troubled teenagers, "To Sir With Love" is probably the solution to that problem. And this time, Poiter returns as a teacher named "Mr. Thackeray", or his students address him as "Sir", who's adapting to a particular class with the students intentions was to drive him crazy enough to leave the school altogether. He was able to understand the students, which would eventually lead the class in accepting him instead. It is a concept that can still hold today, even with all the technology that has come to play. To introduce all of life's values into classroom's before their final year had not always been used, but should be in some instances which works well with this film just like in real life. The song "To Sir With Love" sung by actress and singer Lulu was also an instant hit.

3.5 out of 4 stars
March 8, 2014
I enjoy this one. It dated for sure, but Poitier's performance is so strong, it makes it captivating all the way through. I enjoyed watching it again and highly recommend it!
October 16, 2013
Between 2.5 and 3. I do not like all the resources of this teacher, but...
September 9, 2013
Great movie. Interesting, thought-provoking and emotional plot. A bit idealistic though. Also has some dead end sub-plots. Ending is a bit abrupt and could have done with some polishing. Still the original teacher-gets-through-to-some-unteachable-kids movie though.

Superb performance by Sidney Poitier in the lead role. Good support from a cast of mostly unknowns.

The theme song (by Lulu, who also stars in the movie) is excellent too. (The cover version, live, by 10,000 Maniacs and Michael Stipe is even better)
August 30, 2013
Great Classic movie and story about teacher student respect for one another
½ July 17, 2013
A classic - teachers the way we wish they had been.
June 28, 2013
Poltier is impressive and so is this film for the year that it was made.
June 25, 2013
This film teaches teenagers about being an adult and what is right from wrong
June 25, 2013
A true classic in every form!! Sentimental, hokey, but often insightful and a good tale about 'coming of age'. A movie that should not be missed and worth revisiting
May 1, 2013
You can't help but love the teacher motivating movies lol
½ March 24, 2013
un classique que je viens de revoir... รย (C)mouvant... quelle belle histoire!
March 23, 2013
perfect in every way.
February 26, 2013
A great story. Emotional and touching. Great song too.
½ February 16, 2013
Idealistic engineer-trainee and his experiences in teaching a group of rambunctious white high school students from the slums of London's East End.
January 13, 2013
Should be rated as one of Sidneys best films.
December 30, 2012
Poitier is great, but that's expected. The rest of the movie is alright, but a bit out-dated by today's standards.
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