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Twelve Angry Men / 12 Angry Men


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  Twelve Angry Men  / 12 Angry Men Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
9.11 /10
 
Starring
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
THRILLER
   
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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