12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

DVD - 2011
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A jury of white men is ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. However, one juror forces the others to consider whether the evidence--or the jurors' own prejudices--influences their deliberations. The story plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room.

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amanoletters99
Jun 07, 2019

Always a brilliant watch. This should be required viewing for everyone. Then maybe we'd all be a lot nicer to each other, because now we understand the root of the anger. Racism and intolerance, you lose!

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SusyHendrix
Feb 10, 2019

I had heard about this film for a long time. It is highly regarded and is an older, non-action or fantasy movie with a whopping 8.9 score on IMDB. And man, it deserves all the hype. I was riveted by the fine acting, intelligent story, and subtle camerawork. I don't usually like court room dramas very much, but this one is amazing, avoiding most of the usual cliches.

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matcat44
Jan 27, 2019

Has definitely stood the test of time. Great acting by a group of the most talented actors and whoever wrote that script was brilliant.

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RevTed
Jan 02, 2019

One of the great dramas combined with an all star cast. I loved it as a 10 year old watching at my uncle's house with all my cousins and I love it today, 55 years later.

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schmegu_at_hcplc
Dec 29, 2018

I can remember my 7th grade teacher showing this to my class in Street Law (Civics, basically). We were discussing being on the jury and how court proceedings go, and this movie was one of the films we watched to be able to see it. I genuinely loved it, despite being twelve years old and finding these old movies boring most of the time.

So, thank you, Mr. Centafonti. It's been 16 years since that class, and I still remember it.

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1860Colt
Sep 18, 2018

One of the greatest films I have ever seen. Since both sides of the argument are identifiable with, and are so simple and timeless, that they still hold up. I cannot express how good this film is with words; you need to see it to believe it. And I'm a Millennial!

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husika
Jun 18, 2018

One of the best movies ever made. A thinking action thriller, happening inside a court's jury's room to decide over the life or death of a young man, accused of murder. The reasonable doubt concept is displayed in the discussion of the jury, where they have to assess all the evidence's pieces and decide according to their best of conscience. Only one juror looks deeper into the details of the trial evidence, and finally, exposing all doubtful details, he convinces the other 11 jurors to re-consider their decision. Unforgettable film, unforgettable human drama.

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penbatmore
May 20, 2018

Stone Cold Masterpiece

SPPL_Kristen Mar 20, 2018

I understand why this is considered important and good, but I must admit I was bored stiff during this movie.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This movie, which takes place all in one room, is emotional and powerful.

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