12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

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Average of 581 ratings: 4.0 Stars

1957 M Contains low level offensive language.

Life Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds!

A guilty verdict means death - but the jury's not about to let that spoil their day. Twelve men must decide the fate of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his father. Only one (Henry Fonda) wants to take the time to coolly deliberate the case. Sidney Lumet (Network) made his directorial debut in this fiery drama that illuminates all the petty impediments on the path to justice.

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93 minutes
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Rated #80 out of Fatso's Top 100

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1.66:1 Widescreen
English, German, French, Italian, Castellano, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, English and German for the Hearing Impaired.
English 1.0 Mono, German 1.0 Mono, French 1.0 Mono, Italian 1.0 Mono, Castellano 1.0 Mono

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 2.20:1
English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono

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4 by Eden2

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

4 by Fatso_Joe

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

4 by Mavoura

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

4.5 by graygray

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

4.5 by sounds people

We thoroughly enjoyed this black and white movie with its intense emtions.

4.5 by Maggiesub

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

4 by movieholic

Excellent movie - continues to hold it's own against modern movie's of similar themes.

5 by Tigger14

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

4 by Nick175

A great movie and a true classic. Many of the same themes and issues still run true today such as prejudice, injustice and forgiveness.