12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) Reviews

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December 30, 2019
"12 Angry Men" puts the full range of human good and evil on display. It posits that, ultimately, the universe is benevolent, and our job, regarding each other, is to attempt with our best effort and greatest compassion to elucidate and clarify the truth.
October 14, 2019
One of Hollywood's more notable borrowings from television is this Reginald Rose drama about the soul-searchings of a murder-trial jury...
January 26, 2018
This movie is a masterpiece. That term gets thrown around a lot -- it's a very easy thing to say about great films like this -- but this movie is one of the best. This is one of the very few films that I will call perfect.
May 26, 2017
In the 60 years since its release, Sidney Lumet's masterpiece has lost none of its impact. In this age of unreason, 12 Angry Men remains sorely and urgently contemporary.
May 24, 2016
With each new viewing I come away feelings as if I have peeled away another layer on the characters and their buried motives.
August 26, 2015
Lumet in his first film records it as a meticulous laboratory experiment, a clammy orchestra
February 16, 2015
...the film has aged surprisingly well in the years since its 1957 release.
August 29, 2013
There is real value is how it allows each member of the cultural mosaic of a jury to develop into distinct, damaged, and interesting characters
July 3, 2013
Too few films take on the art of arguing as a subject; we could certainly use more of them, but until then, Lumet's window into strained civic duty will continue to serve mightily.
June 30, 2013
The film takes a confined, almost completely banal real-world location and makes it completely dynamic, using incredibly nimble camera movements to establish character motivation and theme.
December 12, 2012
The cast is incredible, the writing superb, and the film is unparalleled in its sheer excellence.
December 9, 2011
This was Sidney Lumet's first movie and it's as riveting as it was back in the late 50s, when everything was changing.
December 2, 2011
an incisive and gripping film
May 12, 2011
Lumet keeps things tense, sweaty, suspenseful and entertaining despite the contrived story line.
January 2, 2011
Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic.
July 6, 2010
A brilliant courtroom drama whose strength lies within the power of Rose's words and Sidney Lumet's great direction (his debut).
December 28, 2009
12 Angry Men has some shrewd observations to sell about argumentation and group behavior, but they're not the ones of which the film seems most proud.
August 3, 2009
taut, well-crafted sociological study
April 24, 2009
Not much action, lots of words, great cinema.
June 30, 2008
The film leaves a tremendous impact.
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