12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 2, 2011
an incisive and gripping film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 12, 2011
Lumet keeps things tense, sweaty, suspenseful and entertaining despite the contrived story line.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2011
Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 3, 2009
taut, well-crafted sociological study
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
April 24, 2009
Not much action, lots of words, great cinema.
June 30, 2008
The film leaves a tremendous impact.
April 30, 2008
Every bit the classic it's been made out to be for all these years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 8, 2008
Power house jury room drama w/cast of memorable actors.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2007
Makes no self-saluting motions to greater importance, which gives the material the much-desired breathing room it needs to reach full potency.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 26, 2007
Mechanically written, but within its own middlebrow limitations, it delivers the goods.
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