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To Sir, With Love

HD   NR Closed Captioning

James Clavell

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About the Movie

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 thestudents 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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 26
  • Fresh: 24
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A cozy, good-humored and unbelievable little tale. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Aug 24, 2010

Fresh: Even the weak moments are saved by Poitier, who invests his role with a subtle warmth. – TIME Magazine, Aug 24, 2010

Fresh: Sidney Poitier stars in an excellent performance. – Variety Staff, Variety, Aug 24, 2010

Fresh: 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. – Jess Lomas, Quickflix, Apr 28, 2014

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Customer Reviews

To sir with love

Great movie!! I remember the first time I saw it, I was in the 3rd grade.. I now own it.

To Sir, With Love

This This movie is a classic. It's one of Sidney Poitier's finest performances. You’ll never get tire of watching this movie over and over again. I strongly recommended this movie if you are a teacher and need motivation to teach difficult kids. This movie is appropriate for all ages and is well received by some of the most skeptic critics. You’ll quickly become a fan of Sidney ‘s character and be drawn to his magnetic personality. This classic movie is one of the most recognizable signature movie that defines what the show business vernacular PFS means. That’s presence, force and style. Enjoy this movie with family and friends.

A hidden gem!!

This movie is really like a hidden gem as few people really no it exists!! My favorite Sidney film!! He is brilliant in this film which has gotten very little notice over the years!! Perfect supporting cast!!! Love this movie!!!

To Sir, With Love
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1967

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