12 wonderful actors.
(January,2006) I'll start by saying that if there's anyone who rates
this film as "hated it",they obviously don't know hard hitting/good
drama when they see it. These 12 actors performances are so alive &
vital and powerful,it's amazing to think this film didn't win Best
Picture that year.
It's also hard to believe that only two of the "jurors" remain with us
today. Oddly enough,both named Jack. Jack Klugman (83) and (Jack
Warden(85):7/22/2006;Jack Warden passed on today).
Henry Fonda gives a simplistic yet very deep performance in the way his
character says "not guilty" but wisely does not say,"I know he's not".
that would've undermined the whole of his performance.
Lee J. Cobb is fantastic as not just prejudiced like the other older
male juror but just angry inside at everything. Especially when Fonda
calls him a "sadist". The recently late John Fielder always great as
the meek yet outspoken kind. Jack Warden as a guy who'd rather be at
the ballgame than having his life interrupted for something he could
care less about.
E.G. Marshall gives a quiet yet strong performance as well. A man who
is so "sure and certain" about everything. Only to be proved wrong
later. The rest are fantastic in their own ways as well. Since most of
us here are familiar with the story,I wont go into it but I will say I
really love how Henry Fonda finally breaks the last two hold-outs into
voting "not guilty".
10 stars because it is just so! Anything less would be a crime..
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entertain classic movie !!.
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good suspence all trough the fim.
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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..
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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.
Great Film Reflecting American Cultural Changes
12 Angry Men is a terrific film that reflects a lot of the past
problems and the proposed solutions of immigration, youth violence, and
of course, overcoming one's own background and discrimination. The film
surprised me in how progressive it was, and the ending social
conclusions that it reached.
In the film you can see clearly form a rift between the upper class,
conservatives who are unwilling to change and the progressives who are
proposing change for the better of all of us; this film, deep down, is
a very class conscious and socially conscious film about discrimination
and the deep lines it had in American society in 1957.
Although the film's portrayal is sometimes overly simplistic, drawing a
"stubborn, pig-headed" conservative versus "righteous, just"
progressive, one can find that this was very much so a necessary film
for its' time. In many ways, it is a work that was socially far
Also what is interesting is the fact that it is a film that is done
with great simplicity; some actors, and a room... It relies greatly
upon the pure talent of the actors, and the great direction of Sidney
Lumet -- this film is truly unique due to the true minimalism it
embraces in its' production tactics, yet this is something that could
easily go unnoticed due to the incredible quality of the film..