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Summary: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town. (imdb)

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Nov 23, 2016 wuigee
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Nov 23, 2016 terrymac terrymac
88T10
While the underlying detective story isn't wholly satisfying, the rest of the film has much to commend it. The character work from Poitier and Steiger is excellent, and the film itself is very well put together; direction, editing, sound all first-class. Tense, atmospheric and challenging, and well worth seeing.
Nov 22, 2016 ribcage ribcage
66T5
Falls into the category of great history, average entertainment. Extra points for how awesome poitier is
Nov 20, 2016 giveandtake
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Oct 01, 2016 bugdaytanesi
75T5
Oct 01, 2016 Monisit Monisit
87T8
While the murder mystery aspect of the film sort of lacks, the characters more than make up for it.
Sep 30, 2016 VegA VegA
82T9
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70T3
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9T9
Aug 29, 2016 thehynes thehynes
54T5
Fairly standard unexciting Police whodunnit but with a huge layer of race/deep south prejudice heaped on top to make it seem more worthy
Aug 18, 2016 Panunzio
79T8
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Feb 21, 2016 hellboy76 hellboy76
97T10
Clearly the mystery takes a back seat to the obvious social messages and powerhouse acting from both leads. Considering this came out when there was active, open violence towards blacks trying to vote etc., it must have been something to see.
Feb 20, 2016 Lord_Moe Lord Moe
89T9
Manages to capture both the obvious as well as the subtle aspects of racism. Great acting all around. Sidney Poitier is incredibly charismatic and magnetic and Rod Steiger shows the progression of his character, a good person waking from the racism he was conditioned to believe.
Feb 19, 2016 Oktay Oktay
80T8
Feb 18, 2016 Maaxwell Maaxwell
85T9
The main investigation story takes a back seat in this Southern murder mystery, with the film's focus instead lying firmly on the begrudging relationship between a white police chief and a black detective. The racism theme is handled in an impressively thought-provoking manner, and the fantastic direction, script and pacing means there's never a dull moment. Steiger and Poitier are exceptional in their respective roles.
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Good script and direction, with an interesting motif of Tibbs constantly trying to get out of the town at the train station. As a mystery, it's fairly straightforward. As a portrayal of the times, it's a bit simplistic, although the townspeople have more complexity than they would in modern, ham-handed treatments. But as a character study, it's excellent and involving. Poitier is very good as his normal intense, barely restrained self, and Steiger's amazing performance is even better.
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85T9
The story is really about two different worlds learning to respect each other, rather than solving a murder. I wish "They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!" had followed him back to Philly because it sounds like there's more of a story there that we want to hear.
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8T7
Dauntless and unstinting in its portrayal of southern racial tensions, "In the Heat of the Night's" themes continue to resonate to this day, overpowering any narrative deficiencies with effective tone and performances.
Jun 02, 2015 Timon88 Timon88
79T8
In general, this flick has aged quite well, although the race-baiting dialog and situations strike one, almost 50 years later, as amusing. Poitier and Steiger are wonderful, and the uneasy bond they form by the end is quite moving. A wonderful way to pass a couple of hours.
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The entire plot is just a flimsy excuse to watch Sidney Poitier abused by racists. Over. And over. And over again. And that's not entertaining or enlightening. This, like 12 Years a Slave is an "important" movie that left me cold.
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76T8
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