Official release poster
Directed byReginald Hudlin
Written byJesse James Miller
Produced by
StarringSidney Poitier
CinematographyMatthew Chavez
Edited byTony Kent
Music byMarcus Miller
Distributed byApple TV+
Release dates
  • September 10, 2022 (2022-09-10) (TIFF)
  • September 23, 2022 (2022-09-23) (Apple TV+)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sidney is a 2022 American documentary film directed by Reginald Hudlin.[1] The film is a portrait of the life and legacy of actor Sidney Poitier in his final appearance.[2]


The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2022,[3] and was released on Apple TV+ on September 23.[1]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 90% of 80 critics reviewed the film positively with an average rating of 7.7/10, earning it a score of "Certified Fresh". The website's critics consensus reads, "Sidney might feel a bit standard compared to its trailblazing subject -- but then again, it'd be all but impossible to capture a life this extraordinary in any single film."[4] On Metacritic, the film holds a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ a b Matthew Carey, "Watch ‘Sidney’ Trailer, Documentary On Late Film Legend Sidney Poitier Produced By Oprah Winfrey". Deadline Hollywood, August 16, 2022.
  2. ^ Samantha Bergeson, "'Sidney' Trailer: Sidney Poitier’s Legacy Defined in Documentary Produced by Oprah". IndieWire, August 17, 2022.
  3. ^ Andrew Tracy, "Poitier doc 'Sidney,' 'Moonage Daydream' among announced TIFF titles". RealScreen, July 28, 2022.
  4. ^ "Sidney". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  5. ^ "Sidney". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved December 2, 2023.