An Anti-Cinema Classic . Know What I Mean ?
What a bloody stupid idea for a cinema film ! Adapt a teleplay set entirely
in one studio bound location , written in real time with absolutely no
cinema appeal whatsoever ! Me ? I wouldn`t have touched this script with a
barge pole if I was a producer which just goes to show why - Only very very
occasionally - some people deserve to be film producers while - Only very
very occasionally - people like myself don`t . 12 ANGRY MEN is a masterpiece
, maybe not in the way APOCALYPSE NOW or FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING are
cinematic masterpieces , but it`s still a masterpiece of high drama
Despite being based on a play Lumet does bring some outstanding directorial
flourishes to the film . Look at he scene where the camera cuts from one
raised hand to another to an empty space that has a raised hand gingerly
creeping into the frame , or the scene where the characters become more and
more disgusted with Ed " Know what I mean " Begley`s reactionary diatribe .
Please forgive Reginald Rose`s ever so slightly bleeding heart liberal
subtext or a couple of unlikely occurances like the scene with the knife ,
or the fact that jury discussions are nothing like this in real life because
even more thought went into this script as went into MEMENTO . This is a
classic film and one of the few ones I`ve awarded 10 points to
One last point: If you have never seen 12 ANGRY MEN how on earth can you
describe yourself as a film fan ?.
aliens watch Wild Seven movie
grapes of wrath psycho.
wailan watch Rhinestone movie
entertain classic movie !!.
sylvere watch Mum & Dad movie
good suspence all trough the fim.
Goodwin watch Nature Unleashed: Earthquake movie
Great movie, Great drama. I feel this is one of the best movies from layer environment I have ever seen. It is the most known role of Jiří Voskovec (after his emigration to the US named George) - he escaped from Czechoslovakia before Nazis and did not went back to the communist Czechoslovakia after the World war II..
mgcraven watch Minor Details movie
if you like courtroom drama this is one of the best.
Excellent Movie.......must watch.
the word extraordinary is too mild a word for this movie. the movie is awesome.
LOVELY FILM GREAT MOVIE .
gratitudes for this great movie.
Greatest movie ever
No sex, no graphic violence, no swearing, no nudity? Wow, what a
concept. Great cast. Simple basic use your imagination and follow all
the characters. Exceptional script. Dialog and body language were
perfectly timed. You just don't find a super combination of talent,
story line, directing, etc. any better then in this movie. I never get
tired of watching this and find something new to focus on every time I
watch this. This is real acting. Most folks now a days would not
appreciate or understand the power of this presentation. Now a days if
it is not graphic, gory or vulgar people don't understand or get it.
This movie wakes up and treats all the senses to something really
special. Well, if you don't understand or have not experienced what I
am talking about I do feel sorry for you because you are really missing
out on something..