43 – 12 Angry Men (1957)

My Rating: 10/10


Synopsis:  The jurors of a murder trial must lay the final verdict to the boy who allegedly killed his father. Inside the jurors’ room, prejudices and notions of each member of the jury surface, collectively they examine if there’s room for reasonable doubt and ultimately arrive at a satisfying decision by the end.

Characterization of the 12 jurors could not have been more varied and it was magnificent to watch as they create and own their character  from virtually a nobody to a fully developed one by the end of the movie. Each is a real depiction of someone we might know from our own network of friends and acquaintances, which is impressing and surprisingly entertaining. The fact that these jurors are very real haunts me I don’t know if I should be worried that only a handful  of people decides the course of  life of a defendant. Somehow this setting upsets me though I can’t think of n alternative. It’s true though, the only thing that they can decide on is if there is reasonable doubt. So no one can really tell if the accused is guilty or not, which all the more makes this film more real and believable.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Runtime: 1hr 36min (Box Office Mojo)

 

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