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12 Angry Men

1957 . Drama . 1h 37m

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About the movie

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Rated:

Approved

Language:

English

Release:

10 Apr 1957

Original Title:

12 Angry Men

Genres:

Drama

Length:

1h 37m

Produced By:

Orion-Nova Pictures

Budget:

$350,000

Box Office Sales:

$1,000,000

Awards:

Nominated for 3 Oscars. 17 wins & 13 nominations total

Keywords:

judge, jurors, sultriness, death penalty, father murder, puerto rico, anonymity, court case, heat, class, innocence, court, based on play or musical, black and white, courtroom, courtroom drama, one location

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Reviews

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Eve Robertshaw

1 year ago

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This movie is fantastic. One of the most engaging and gripping films i have seen all due to the incredible acting, great script and great directing. It hardly changes location and yet is interesting throughout. A big well done to Sidney Lumet for taking a simple concept of 12 men discussing a young mans fate, and turning it into one of the greatest screenplays ever. Would recommend this film to anyone, old or young. 10/10. An absolute classic, and rightly so.

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tom birch

1 year ago

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There was 12 angry men on the screen, but one happy man watching

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Ang Gray image

8 months ago

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What a well crafted movie. The writing is great, with the interruptions and all feeling very natural. The acting is solid all around, with Fonda and Cobb (jurors 8 and 3, respectively) standing out, of course. I was also really impressed with Marshall (juror 4). This kind of movie can become boring so easily and it's a testament to the directing (and writing) that it remains interesting and keeps you invested throughout. Also, can we talk about the lighting? I'm not normally a film tech person, and I'm pretty dense when it comes to lighting, but it's always hard not to notice and respect good lighting in black and white films. While modern movies often use costumes/colors to convey moods, ambience, and intensity, black and white films didn't/don't have that option. The use of lighting in this movie is particularly poignant, with characters' eyes and bodies lit or shadowed very strategically. Beautifully done. I'd heard this was a classic and I get why. I'll probably try to watch the remake too, but I think I benefited from not really knowing the actors in this very well.

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Logan Harrington image

1 year ago

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This film is truly incredible. Although the majority of this film occurs in one room, there is so much analysis of the judicial system of the time. The fact that these 12 men were on the jury for such a trial was very interesting. It’s very hard to explain the impact of this film on me personally, but I truly believe this is one of the best films I’ve ever seen.

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Jay Angel image

4 months ago

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For a movie about 12 middle age guys on jury duty it was honestly pretty interesting. All the men did great with that was given. Some of them didn’t say that much overall but wasn’t forgotten. After watching this I wasn’t really blown away by it as everyone else but I do agree with it being a solid drama. If anything I think this is truly inspiring because it shows you don’t need a $100 million dollar budget to make a engaging movie.  

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Vicky Deshmukh

7 months ago

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Wanted to see this since I had seen a Hindi adaptation of it during my school days called ‘Ek Ruka hua Faisla’ and had loved it. And this didn’t disappoint me.

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joey samuals

7 months ago

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Extremely barebones. Just some guys in a room talking. Great dialogue. I love how they came to their conclusion and how they worked through everything. Maybe a bit too optimistic of a resolution, but the more natural human instinct to resist change is definitely present throughout. High quality. Even more impressive due to the time it was made. Edit: Also cool how the audience is made to feel like a member of the jury because we learn everything about the case through their discussion

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Abdullah Aanas

7 months ago

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The gripping dialogue is the best anyone can ask for. Really the dialogue in this film is out of this world.

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omar elsadik

1 year ago

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A movie that all happen in one room for a half an hour amazing movie to give u this locked atmosphere amazing story with great acting

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slimey slime

1 year ago

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it was so intense that when they opened the window I felt a relief 😌😌 thats cinema

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Sourav Basak

1 year ago

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If you want to know what a good script and top notch acting can do within a confined boundery of a room, this is it. This movie will get to your nerve. Cult classic thriller movie, never gets old.

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Bea Bradsell

2 years ago

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A fantastic look and both the dark and light of human character. It really holds up a mirror to a lot of our prejudices and keeps you thinking. It should be required watching for all those going in to jury duty!

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nikil kumar

3 weeks ago

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Excellent screenplay and immersive story and beautifully choreographed

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Benyamin Hatam

1 month ago

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I've seen it many times. How can a movie in just one location be that good.

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David G-W

1 month ago

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I really recommend watching this if you are someone who thinks deeply about decisions or coast along winging it.

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Laurentiu Rusoaia

3 months ago

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A classic with an Henry Fonda as always, awesome. I loved it how the weather outside was related to every man in jury

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W33ping Meduza

3 months ago

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Pretty simple plot and concept but I think the performances are what stand out in this film. Even the jurors who weren’t the focus did a great job.

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Hayden Taylor

4 months ago

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One of my all 5ome favourite movies. Who knew I could be so engrossed watching a jury on one room, and one room only!

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Dorka Zágoni

5 months ago

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I absolutly loved it. It is amazing how many things happen in this movie in one room and in a couple hours. Even though it's about deciding a guilty kids future, we learn so much about the 12 chareacters.

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Jalil Alipour

5 months ago

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Wow, it is the best because tell us to disagree with wrong things even if almost all people prove it.

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Mary ch

5 months ago

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i think the only best ever clasic movie you can see , the itthat's just right movie.

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Chamath De Silva

1 year ago

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It's just amazing! One of the best I've ever watched

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George Hague image

1 year ago

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This film is amazing. Nothing left to say. It leaves you speachless and on the edge of your seat for the whole film. This is a textbook example of what 12 remarkable, gripping actors can do in 1 one. The plot and storyline is simple yet extremely effective. The fact that it's 12 people talking about a murder can be so entertaining is beyond me. They seriously won't or don't make films like this anymore and god I wish they did. Great quality of sound and cinematography aswell. I watched on blu Ray so maybe this helped a bit. Wya ahead of its time. Captivating, intriguing and interesting. Not a boring scene in the whole film and i never lost focus once. - 10/10

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Sushant Wanjari

1 year ago

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I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this gem of a movie. Truly fantastic..

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Natalia Vicente

1 year ago

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An old one but a classic, it's interesting how everything changes and how they get your perspective to change a bit as the movie progresses

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Dylan Watson

1 year ago

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Great way of highlighting prejudice. Timeless classic!

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Vedran Erceg

2 years ago

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One of those perfect movies!

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Salvador Torres

2 months ago

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Perfect, just perfect

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l t

3 months ago

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Best Before Colors Movie Ever Made

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Jean-Baptiste Rieu image

1 year ago

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One of my favorite movies.

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