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A hot, muggy New York City... Twelve white-male jurors try to reach a verdict in a murder trial--a case involving a Puerto Rican teenager from the slums who is accused of knifing his father to death. Eleven jurors agree that the defendant is guilty...but one man, believing the boy is innocent, sets out to convince the other jurors he's right by building a case for acquittal. Based on a television play by Reginald Rose.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 45
- Fresh: 45
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 9.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Although it may sound ungallant, these 12 Angry Men, are all right without distaff glamour. Their dramas are powerful and provocative enough to keep a viewer spellbound.
Fresh: The film leaves a tremendous impact.
Fresh: This is a film where tension comes from personality conflict, dialogue and body language, not action.
Fresh: Mechanically written, but within its own middlebrow limitations, it delivers the goods.
The Best of all
This movie, in my personal opinion, is without a doubt, the best movie ever to hit the silver screen. The entire movie takes place in one room, but it is shot so brillantly that the viewer never once feel like it's getting cramped. This is also a great family film, unlike today's pictures there is ONLY 1 swear word, throughout the entire movie, but the suspence, tension, and emotion is so very palpable that you feel as if you are sitting next to Henry Fonda. I think that this movie is a must see for any walk of life. I give it 10 thumbs up.
Favortie since I was 7.
An amazing movie, which inspired me to emerse myself in the world of politics.
They just don't make movies like this anymore. It really makes you pay attention and the characters are really entertaining. Excellent.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1957
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