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12 Reviews

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April 3, 2009
The actors in 12 graduated from the Al Pacino Academy of Flying Spittle Theatrics.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2014
Old soul Nikita Mikhalkov's appropriation of the 12 Angry Men template is a bloated series of harangues that feels too long even before its full 154 minutes have shuffled by.
April 16, 2009
...at least an hour too long and undermined by its own talkativeness...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 12, 2009
The film's a haul but it's imaginative and rarely dull, especially once you realize how far it has strayed in principle from its source.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2009
Forget it if you're hoping for some of the pleasures found in Sidney Lumet's 1957 film -- the gradual unraveling of a crime, the heroics of a single juror who persuades his fellow citizens to listen to reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 3, 2009
nothing if not deeply Russian
| Original Score: 2.5/5
April 20, 2009
After 159 minutes of unlikely if beautifully acted behavior, moviegoers may feel sequestered themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2010
12 is a mildly interesting exercise in cultural translation, but it's difficult to understand why the film was made.
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 4, 2009
It's bloated, heavy-handed, and lugubrious.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 16, 2009
It's all bit wearying, especially at close to three hours. I haven't heard this much shouting in a movie since the first hour of Full Metal Jacket.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 20, 2009
After weathering the characters' windbaggery for nearly three hours, it's hard not to feel like Mikhalkov's done the same to viewers of 12.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 23, 2009
Never known for his restraint, Mikhalkov takes kitschy liberties with the stark drama about a jury deliberating the fate of a minority youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 30, 2009
Much of it is done so clumsily that the characters verge on becoming caricatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
February 17, 2009
A riveting Russian re-do of the Reginald Rose teleplay 12 Angry Men.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
A powerful new film inspired by a powerful older one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
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