A Puerto Rican youth is on trial for murder, accused of knifing his father to death. The twelve jurors retire to the jury room, having been admonished that the defendant is innocent until proven guilt... read more
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release Date: April 13, 1957
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
Stats: 7,068 reviews
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October 13, 2012
With a blazing cast and effective plot, Sidney Lumet's debut picture is a stunning drama and one of the essential classics of cinema. What makes Sidney Lumet's work standout is the fact that he can do so much with so little. 12 Angry men, has a great cast of talented actors who d...
October 12, 2012
To most people, this was a clear-cut case. A young man accused of patricide with a gun, a mountain of evidence against him and a jury of 12 people that are more concerned with getting home as early as possible than to serve in the name of justice. After the hearing, the jury was ...
June 2, 2012
An impressive achievement considering it was Lumet's first film, extremely well-written and superbly directed, with many elegant shots and fluid camera movements. Really gripping and audacious, it takes place entirely in a chamber, sustained by a tense, compelling dialogue.
May 3, 2012
Sidney Lumet's classic courtroom drama is based upon a very simple premise; a jury is sent to deliberate on a capital murder case and one lone juror stands alone against the other eleven arguing that there is reasonable doubt. Virtually the entire film takes place in the same roo...
March 22, 2012fb1664868775
12 Men, one room, maybe the most exciting and powerful hour and a half of film I've ever seen.
January 24, 2012
Not to deny that it's a remarkable classic and I enjoyed it reasonably despite having watched its remake quite a while ago, but I'd have to admit that it's a downhill trip for the last half hour. Nevertheless, highly recommended by all means.
November 16, 2011
A lesson in cinema and justice.
October 26, 2011
Courtroom drama puts a dozen infuriated men in a room together, allows them to factually (and, sometimes, not so factually) bicker about whether or not an eighteen-year-old by is guilty for stabbing his father to death. The film starts off with eleven voting guilty and one votin...
September 10, 2011fb733768972
12 Angry Men is a film with a basic idea that turns into a complex, dialogue-ridden feature film that will have you on the edge of your seat for the full 90 minutes that this brilliant classic surely embraces. Henry Fonda leads a debate with a 12 manned jury on the case of whethe...
June 18, 2011fb100001050230219
Incredibly engaging drama with stunning performances all round. A great achievement in filmmaking from the late Sidney Lumet.
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