12 Angry Men [1957] ★★★★

Completely absorbing movie starring Henry Fonda as a juror who is convinced that a boy who is accused of murdering his father is completely innocent. But how will he  convince the rest of the jury, when they have no doubt in mind  that the defendant is guilty of all charges? Rarely a movie manages to keep you interested right through the closing credits, but “12 Angry Men” does exactly that; it’s a tense and powerful film (Sydnet Lumet’s directorial debut) with an unforgettable cast.  Lumet is an expert in filmmaking, but this is by far his greatest contibution to the movie business. He managed to create a masterpiece (that’s right!) and I strongly believe that it will easily stand the test of time (afterall its been 53 years since its release and it’s still a fascinating movie to watch). Some consider it as one of the all time greats; I couldn’t agree more.

Fun fact: Ranked #2 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Courtroom Drama”.

Rating: 4/4

Categories: 4/4, drama, MUST-SEES, The 50's

5 replies »

  1. Fonda was not convinced that the kid was completely innocent, he was convinced that there was “reasonable doubt” that he’s not guilty.
    i’f give it a 7/10, I didn’t like the ending at all…

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