In The Heat Of The Night

November 10, 2012

In The Heat Of The Night

4 stars = 4 stars

Starring Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier, Warren Oates
Directed by Norman Jewison

Synopsis

Cop Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) investigates a murder in a racist southern town.

The Good

The Bad

Conclusion

An entertaining and unsettling experience viewing experience today, as it’s hard to imagine a town like this once existed, where a person with talents to offer would be discounted on the basis of their skin. But with the civil rights message received and well understood, I could cut through all the racial stuff and merely concentrate on Poitier and Stieger’s excellent performances. Recommended.