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12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
96 minutes
performer:
Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda
director:
Sidney Lumet
author:
75887
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Like To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Angry men, a tense jury-room thriller, endures as a pillar of liberal ideals robust enough to answer even Ayn Rand’s most conservative opuses. Fonda shines β€” almost literally in a white suit β€” as the soft-spoken, merciful Juror No. 8. EXTRAS Last surviving juror Jack Klugman reveals he made just $3,600 for the 19-day shoot, and director Sidney Lumet briefly talks claustrophobic camera tricks in one of two featurettes. But the five-time Oscar nominee is out of order for failing to provide a commentary for this rerelease of his first feature film. A-

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