Excerpt: The power of movie dialogue really makes this movie a true classic. The story to 12 Angry Men is one man on a jury stands alone in a case in which most are initially convinced one way but one by one may be convinced another way.
Summary: engaging story that exemplifies how the justice system works in the U.S. it is a testament to the execution of the film by the director, Lumet, and the 12 principal actors that there is nary a dull moment despite being the "talky-est" of "talky" films and taking place in a single location.
Excerpt: A very dialogue heavy film can go one of two ways: 1. Be extremely boring. 2. Be extremely interesting. And I am glad to report that 12 Angry Men falls into the latter category. 12 Angry Men is a movie that I was not ambitious to watch.
Excerpt: Riveting drama from start to finish wonderfully directed by the late great Sidney Lumet. Even though the film takes place in the same room throughout you never lose interest thanks to the terrific screenplay and the inventive camera movement.
Excerpt: The plot - excellent! I must be a stage-play groupie for the 98% of the story is filmed in one room - like a stage play and it was amazing how you were kept captivated over the hour and a half.
Excerpt: Recently,much attention has been given to the release of the West Memphis Three, whom served nearly 20 years on death row over a triple-homicide they did not commit. It goes without saying that mistrials still happen even in a time as advanced as ours.
A superb Blu-ray edition of an essential American classic.
The Great Owl, blu-ray.com
30 April 2013
Excerpt: I discovered 12 Angry Men when I was in ninth grade, because my English teacher assigned the original teleplay to our class. I was fascinated by some of the more disturbing nuances of the jury deliberation process, such as the possibility that someone could be sentenced to death simply because a...
Excerpt: Getting through the holidays, and finally having a chance to sit down and catch up on some Criterion movies has proved to be an absolute treat. On the top of my list was Sidney Lumet’s, 12 Angry Men. This, ladies and gentlemen, is minimalism at its very best.