12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

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Australia released, PAL/Region 4 DVD:it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),Italian ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ),Dutch ( Subtitles ),English ( Subtitles ),French ( Subtitles ),German ( Subtitles ),Italian ( Subtitles ),Spanish ( Subtitles ),Swedish ( Subtitles ),SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu,SYNOPSIS: Blake Edwards' 10 stars Dudley Moore as George, a Mancini-type songwriter. Approaching middle age, George feels as if life is passing him by, especially his sex life. Despite the presence of longtime lady friend Sam (Julie Andrews) in his life, he becomes obsessed from afar with Jenny (Bo Derek), who is engaged to be married. Following her to Mexico without her knowledge, George arranges a meeting with Jenny by saving the life of her fiancé, David (Sam Jones). Once he has made her acquaintance, George suddenly finds himself faced with the realities of embarking on such an affair. Beyond renewing the popularity of Maurice Ravel's 'Bolero' and turning Bo Derek into a star, upon its release, 10 was one of the most financially successful Blake Edwards films in years. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards,

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penbatmore
May 20, 2018

Stone Cold Masterpiece

SPPL_Kristen Mar 20, 2018

I understand why this is considered important and good, but I must admit I was bored stiff during this movie.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

This movie, which takes place all in one room, is emotional and powerful.

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twilightmom
Aug 07, 2017

Angry!? They don't even lay a finger (let alone a light slap) on each other in this drawn-out, one-set movie. Look to Twilight for a film bristling with emotions and true anger, characterized by violent rages and emotional outbursts.

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DUVIDL
Jul 31, 2017

One of the things that keeps this film so mesmerizing and relevant is the Us Versus Them Curse is still too much among us - it simply is a Hydra that keeps shifting appearances. And whether we admit it or not, we`re ALL part of the problem. Whether you use the term `nigger` or must check the color of the accused`s skin to be `politically correct` (AKA: "Poor little dumb darkie don`t know no better!"), blindly O.K. the actions of anyone with a badge or immediately riot `cuz "Everybody knows ALL cops are pigs!", proclaim all Americans from the age of three should carry an AK 47 to be safe and shoot to kill anyone who says otherwise, or run to burn down poor black neighborhoods then rush home to your gated communities to see yourself on the news "protesting for peace and love!", you are part of the problem. When we start pointing at all the `hypocrites`, each of us best start (AND END) with pointing at ourselves. There is no justification for the popular `one-size-fits-all` mentality. There are only facts and the individual`s behavior and actions. Accusations of "He`s Black", "He`s A Dumb Redneck!", "All Cops Are Pigs!" are the actions of lazy fools who don`t want to be bothered with thinking for themselves in one of the few countries where that right exist. Think about it. And don`t just rigidly conform to be a `nonconformist`!

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donkeyhote
Jul 28, 2017

One of the best films I ever saw. And it makes one think that the "beyond reasonable doubt" part of jury decision, why was it good up until now, until the Bill Cosby trial, but suddenly there were doubts about the reasonable doubt clause in the minds of some jury members, so a "mistrial" was declared, and Cosby even went so far with his infamy that he started a lecturing tour (maybe about the respect for women?) Now, this "reasonable doubt about reasonable doubt" trick was invented to save " America's Daddy" from infamy. And what about the "free" decision of the Jury? Well, some Jury members can be intimidated outside court, as it happened with witnesses after the JFK case. Some of the witnesses were killed, others intimidated and those people changed their statements or they fled and went to live in other parts of the country. Justice is rendered by people, and thus is vulnerable to dishonesty. Now, this film shows us an independent, free jury, and it's fascinating to see how human perception and judgment is playing a role in rendering a decision they make by their own conscience, assessing the evidence, using their common sense to see things "beyond reasonable doubt." Cosby had connections, and I knew in advance his cronies will find a raft for him to sail into safety. I just have reasonable doubts about the use of that "reasonable doubt" thing's sincerity, which was twisted out of context to declare "mistrial." This movie here is an excellent one about the decision-making by an honest, free jury.

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akirakato
Dec 06, 2016

This is a 1957 American courtroom drama directed by Sidney Lumet, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.
The film shows the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt.
In the United States, a verdict in most criminal trials by jury must be unanimous.
Only one of the jurors goes for not-guilty at the beginning.
The different personalities of the jury add intensity and conflict during the stormy discussion.
No names are used in the film except for the last scene.
It is remarkable that, during 96-minute run time, only one jury room is used in the film except 3 minutes spent in the main courtroom.
Yet the film makes you stay at the edge of your seat.
Superb are the performances of all the actors.
No wonder it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

bookishdl Mar 31, 2016

Captivating, engaging and exquisitely acted.

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garycornell
Aug 04, 2015

Amazing movie that speaks volumes to each of us of the awesome responsibility of serving on a jury. The cast headed by Henry Fonda is wonderful. Each contributes so much to their characters that one becomes fascinated with studying how they think. You just might change the way you look at minorities or those less fortunate than yourself. "12 Angry Men" makes the world a better place to live in!

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Nursebob
Feb 06, 2015

Filmed almost entirely within the confines of a small jury room, Sidney Lumet’s intense courtroom drama is absolutely engrossing. His roster of A-List stars play off one another expertly on a set that is little more than a claustrophobic mix of sweat and cigarette smoke. As the afternoon’s deliberations wear on and tempers begin to flare Lumet deftly places each separate juror on trial, slowly exposing the hidden motives and deep-seated prejudices influencing their decisions. While one man holds anyone from “those neighbourhoods” in equal disdain another has an axe to grind with his own son, a situation that quickly sets him on a collision course with Fonda’s character. In the end however, as a sudden rainstorm brings some relief from the oppressive heat, it is time for one final, decisive vote. With its brilliant cast and tightly focused direction "12 Angry Men" is a powerful ensemble piece exploring what can happen when conscience versus consensus. An American classic.

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