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Twelve Angry Men / 12 Angry Men

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Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
9.11 /10
Henry Fonda , Lee J. Cobb , Ed Begley
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Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Written by: Reginald Rose from his own television play

Released: 1957
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 95

Jury-room melodrama, with Henry Fonda (pictured left with Lee J. Cobb in foreground) winning round 11 jurors to his view of a seemingly open-and-shut case.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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It wasn't a hit with a public who may have distrusted its bleeding-heart liberal assumptions; but the critics rightly admired this accomplished directorial debut by Sidney Lumet, who went on to make films such as Dog Day Afternoon and Network - but nothing better than this. It's neat, gripping and much imitated, with a faultless ensemble cast.

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