Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

12 Angry Men (1957)

Directed by Sidney Lumet

Starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall

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Theatrical in its simplicity, intense character drama, and the single set. Gotta hand it to Lumet, it’s quality. Well-shot, with some impressively long takes.

Great cast, great characters, great performances. Cobb had a George C. Scott quality to him. An all white male jury. I wonder if a multi-gender, multi-race remake would be successful today.

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