To Sir, With Love | Full Movie

To Sir, With Love
  • NR
  • 1h 45m
  • 1967
Fresh89%
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A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60s. Sidney Poitier gives one of his finest performances as Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer who turns to teaching in London's tough East End. The graduating class, led by Denham (Christian Roberts), Pamela (Judy Geeson) and Barbara (Lulu, who also sings the hit title song), sets out to destroy Thackeray as they did his predecessor by breaking his spirit. But Thackeray, no stranger to hostility, meets the challenge by treating the students as young adults who will soon enter a work force where they must stand or fall on their own. When offered an engineering job, Thackeray must decide if he wants to stay.
© 1966 , renewed 1994 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh89%
Critics Consensus: While it's a bit dated and overly schmaltzy, To Sir, With Love remains compelling because of Sidney Poitier's outstanding performance -- and the catchy theme song is a classic.
Reviews
TIME Magazine
Fresh

Even the weak moments are saved by Poitier, who invests his role with a subtle warmth.

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Rotten

Incessant Cockney street market vignettes and shots of London buses seem to suggest that it was al...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Fresh

A cozy, good-humored and unbelievable little tale.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sydney Poitier at his best; teens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids will be see fist fights in class and students behaving rudely towards their teacher, although their misbehavior is mild by contemporary film standards. The film addresses issues of race and class and offers a window into London in the mid-1960s.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 14, 1967
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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