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12 Reviews

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November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2010
I've sampled this core material twice now, and even left to my own devices, I'm still a hung jury.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 18, 2009
2 1/2 hours of Russian men, middle-aged and up, stuck in one room, pontificating and pleading and challenging. Yes, that means subtitles, lots of them. Still with me? Congratulations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2009
Though long-winded and repetitive, there's much to like in Nikita Mikhalkov's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2009
A surprisingly energetic, kinetic and gripping film, filled with an enviable selection of great character actors.
July 21, 2009
Unlike Lumet, Mikhalkov doesn't seem to trust 12 angry (or disturbed) men in a room to pull this off.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 22, 2009
The performances, as I say, are wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 15, 2009
Slavic gloom and Russian dukh - a word that can be loosely translated as "cunning spirit" - permeate ...
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
May 1, 2009
There is a lot of material to absorb in one sitting with no breathing room as you must rapidly read the subtitles to keep up with the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 1, 2009
Shot in sequence and featuring many long takes, it retains some of the feel of the television original despite the broadening of context ...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 1, 2009
The film transforms Rose's play into a ballet of sorts. The story is as much about movement as it is about words.
April 30, 2009
Those who seek a drama as provocative as it is captivating will find much to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 22, 2009
A fascinating, stylish commentary on Russian justice and the universality of prejudice set in that great crucible for great drama in the jury room.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2009
Mikhalkov is probably a little too successful at re-creating the feeling of being trapped at a seemingly never-ending meeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2009
Full of passion and speechifying, 12 is unmistakably Russian in spirit and sensibility, but its themes are universal at their core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2009
12 is every bit as much of a moral powerhouse as its predecessors but with the added bonus of being simultaneously intellectually riveting and, at times, almost indescribably poetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2009
Isn't just...a curiosity; it's as genuine a reflection of the ethos of today's Russia as Lumet's picture was of the spirit of 1950s America.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 2, 2009
The heated deliberations are a gripping analogy for Russia's turbulent mix of ethnic divisions, corruption, Western influences and idealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2009
Overwrought, overlong yet mesmerizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2009
The tradition of Russian stage acting enriches this satisfying update of Reginald Rose's TV play Twelve Angry Men.
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