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This movie wont be for everyone, theres no action, no car chases, no love scenes, what there is though, is 12 men in a jury room, charged with deciding the fate of a young hispanic boy who is on trial... Read more for stabbing his father to death. They go into this jury room, thinking it will be an open and shut case, its obvious the boy is guilty ... or so 11 of them think, but there is one man with questions. How well did the boys lawyer try the case, are the eyewitness's telling the truth, is the boy telling the truth when he says he didnt do it ? And so one man who is willing to listen with an open mind to the facts, and not judge, must convince 11 others to do the same. This movie shows wonderfully how racism really is in this world, where we can and sometimes do judge based on our personal feelings, and how wrong that can be. Well worth a watch for anyone wanting a movie to really make you think.
Years before 'To Kill a Mockingbird', there was this provocative movie, in which 12 men, in a closed room, decide whether a 13th man is guilty of murder. A simple concept, that lead actor Henry Fonda... Read more stretches in 90 minutes of (semi) suspense. Still very relevant, despite its venerable age.
This famous classic starts slowly, building the story and giving us measured information about the characters as we go. Henry Fonda is brilliant as the one holdout in a jury convinced of the guilt of... Read more a youth accused of murder.
A great, absorbing personality study, shot entirely on one set in black and white, very American and of its time (the 1950s.) The jurors are never named, and referred to only by their numerical order around the table. Joseph Sweeney, in the last years of his long career as stage and TV actor, is riveting as Juror No. 9.
Loved this ol' black and white gem!! Most of the acting was excellent, great story-shows a plethora of human emotions (both good and bad). Don't expect any 'action' here, just a fantastic drama. Henry... Read more Fonda was typically solid in his inimitably 'weak mannered' way, while Lee J cobb played the bigot to perfection.
We thoroughly enjoyed this black and white movie with its intense emtions.
I really enjoyed this old black and white movie. It was quite disconcerting to see how prejudice and personal issues could override the facts presented, even when a young boy's life was at stake.
Thank... Read more goodness that today's juries get looked after a bit better than these guys did.
Excellent movie - continues to hold it's own against modern movie's of similar themes.
Fantastic movie from a play. Excellent acting, best court room drama I can think of. The entire story is set in the jury room, where the personalities and prejudices of the 12 angry men will determine... Read more the fate of a young man. Defintely watch this, or the earlier version also staring Jack Lemmon.
A great movie and a true classic. Many of the same themes and issues still run true today such as prejudice, injustice and forgiveness.