12 ANGRY MEN (Theatrical Release USA 1957)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

12 Angry Men—as of 2019 a 62-year old classic film—still works magic. WOW and WOW and WOW! Casting is perfect. Dialogue perfect. Tension perfect. Examination of jurors discussing a verdict and what can drive a verdict…perfect. Suspense drama film that works at the highest levels bears testament to late Director Sidney Lumet’s ability to interpret and film an outstanding script. This classic is a ‘must add’ to the family home video collection and becomes excellent family discussion material on justice and factors that may drive justice in law.

Storyline

Twelve jurors attempt to come to a vote in a murder trial.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sidney Lumet for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Henry Fonda and Reginald Rose for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Juror 1 (Martin Balsam), Juror 2 (John Fiedler), Juror 3 (Lee J. Cobb), Juror 4 (E.G. Marshall), Juror 5 (Jack Klugman), Juror 6 (Edward Binns), Juror 7 (Jack Warden), Juror 8 (Henry Fonda), Juror 9 (Joseph Sweeney), Juror 10 (Ed Begley), Juror 11 (George Voscovec), and Juror 12 (Robert Webber).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. One of the best films on the market. A truly great film.

Ben Meyers

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