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

12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) Reviews

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David Keyes
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.
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2015
Lumet in his first film records it as a meticulous laboratory experiment, a clammy orchestra
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 16, 2015
...the film has aged surprisingly well in the years since its 1957 release.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Jardine
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
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 12, 2012
The cast is incredible, the writing superb, and the film is unparalleled in its sheer excellence.
Eric Melin
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
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 2, 2011
an incisive and gripping film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 12, 2011
Lumet keeps things tense, sweaty, suspenseful and entertaining despite the contrived story line.
Full Review | Original Score: B
M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Outstanding Henry Fonda jury classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
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-
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
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.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
June 30, 2008
The film leaves a tremendous impact.
Christopher Null
April 30, 2008
Every bit the classic it's been made out to be for all these years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Steve Crum
March 8, 2008
Power house jury room drama w/cast of memorable actors.
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 29, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
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
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