Genre Grandeur – 12 Angry Men (1957) – MovieRob (Encore Review)

B&WFor this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Black & White Movies, here’s a review of 12 Angry Men (1957) by me

Thanks again to Steven of Past Present Future TV and Film. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Sherise of The Girl That Loved to Review.  We will be reviewing our favorite movies from the 1970’s. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of September by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Sherise!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


12 angry men“I beg pardon…” – Juror #11

“I beg pardon?” What are you so polite about? – Juror #10

For the same reason you are not: it’s the way I was brought up.” – Juror #11

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count  (Video, DVD, 28 May 2013 and 20 Aug 2015)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – 12 jurors must deliberate whether the defendant is guilty or innocent after hearing all the arguments in court.

My Take on it – I have always loved this movie ever since I saw it for the first time in high school.

I love the fact that it all takes place in one small cramped room and how it relies so much on the dialogue and interactions between the characters.

Each of the 12 men depicted have different kinds of personalities and each acts so diversely that it’s possible to classify everyone you meet into one of the 12 different categories of the way people act in similar situations to the ones here in this movie.  It’s an understatement to say that each of them was written perfectly.

There are many organizations that use this movie as a tool for their employees to learn about conflict resolution and working as a team.

This movie has an excellent cast of 12 very well known actors, but the standout is obviously Henry Fonda who is the best.

Bottom Line – Excellent movie that despite taking place in one room is very engaging and keep you on the edge of your seat with some amazing dialogue.  Every one of the characters has a unique personality and were written perfectly. Many organizations use this movie to help train their employees in team work and conflict resolutions.  Amazing cast led by an exceptional Fonda.  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sidney Lumet had the actors all stay in the same room for hours on end and do their lines over and over without taping them. This was to give them a real taste of what it would be like to be cooped up in a room with the same people. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)


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