In the Heat of the Night


Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95%
IMDb Rating 8 10 59,471


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April 9, 2019



Harry Dean Stanton as Jesse Dupre
Rod Steiger as Napoleon Bonaparte
Scott Wilson as Slim Grissom
Sidney Poitier as Mark Thackeray
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802.88 MB
23.976 fps
110 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by siqianyang 9 / 10 / 10

engaging movie

In the heat of the night "A hundred and sixty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents a week? Well boy! Sam, you take him outside but treat him nice, because a man that makes a hundred and sixty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents a week, we do not want to ruffle him! " Even when his intelligence laid on the table, racial preoccupation would still stand the way of his investigation." In the heat of the night" was directed by Norman Jewison in 1967. Different from other crime drama, this story puts more focus on building characters rather than the murder itself. This story described a story of a black police detective uncovered a murder case in a small southern racist town. When detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) waiting for a train at the station, a police officer (Rod Steiger) arrested him and accused him of murdering a successful businessman. When he clarified his identity at the police station, the local chief unwillingly asks for his assistance. During the investigation, Virgil's life had been threatened due to racial prejudice. While the racial tensions are growing over time, the hostility of chief is fading... Although storyline evolve around the murder events, still the movie shows a lot of interactions between Virgil and other characters. It draws audiences focus on the question: Can Virgil's career excellence overcome the prejudices and successfully reveal the mystery? " In the heat of the night" won a Best Picture Oscar Award by successfully conveyed the pictures of a hot, slimy, and small southern town. In the film, everyone's head was full of beads of sweat; it makes audiences feel the heat of the hot summer. Also, the characters often held an iced coke in their hand, and it reminds viewers the thirsty feeling of a hot day. By using small details and high saturated color, the film creates realistic pictures of the environment. The chief was very well acted, his accent and the noisy sound of gums also enhanced the impression of his personality. Overall, this is an engaging, entertaining, and well-acted movie.

Reviewed by kobisims 6 / 10 / 10


Personally, This movie wasn't one of my favorites. It wasn't my kind of movie but for the 60's the acting was good and it had a good story line. This movie also touched up on racism in the 60's as well in parts of the movie you can see how Virgil is treat in Mississippi during this time. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when they went to the plantation owner and Virgil slapped him. Overall this movie was good for it's time but I wouldn't watch it again.

Reviewed by hannahwheatley-74891 6 / 10 / 10

Slow but Interesting

In the Heat of the Night was thought out very well. The movie had secret meanings that you could only get if you were paying attention. The movie touched on what racism was like during this time. The main male role was played by Sydney Poitier who I think did an amazing job. His role in the movie was to be an upper class officer who travels to a small town because a crime was committed. I rated this movie a six because I enjoyed watching it but I don't think I would ever watch it again. It was very slow in the beginning which ,ay have lost the attention of some people but if you continued to watch it you will become way more interested in it. Even thought the beginning is hard to watch the rest of the movie needed to take that time to explain what was happening. I may not have enjoyed the beginning part of the movie but it necessary to have to prepare you for the rest of the movie in my opinion. The ending of the movie was kind of expected but also not expected at all. I believed that the killer was the planation owner but I was wrong and I realized that as I continued to watch. I think they chose the perfect person to be the killer because he was strange throughout the whole movie and played a perfect role as a mentally weird killer. I enjoyed the twist of the young girl who got pregnant. It added a little more suspense to the movie. Overall I enjoyed it but I don't think I would ever watch it again.

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