12 Angry Men ★★★★★

For almost its entire run time, 12 Angry Men takes place in one room among the same twelve nameless characters, and is about as confined a story and setting as a movie can get, and yet 12 Angry Men feels anything but confined. Rather, for ninety minutes straight, an explosion of feverish energy carries its way through the film, pulling in the viewer until they themselves are like a 13th juror. All from this one confined room, the film presents a wide display of thoughtful topics ranging from family relationships to race in America to the very moral fiber of what makes someone a truly good person. I will never forget my first experience with this movie and how incredible it is at challenging not only the viewer but the entire world around them.

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