12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men ★★★★★

This really is just perfect. Wanted something good to watch the night before my birthday and said hey, haven't seen 12 Angry Men in a minute and it was even better this time. When I first saw this a little over a year ago I adored it but didn't get hooked right away, this time I was riveted from the start. For a film taking place in pretty much real time to be this consistently exciting is such a feat, and despite its theatrical nature Lumet is consistently making great use of the medium thanks to cinematography and editing that elevate the already incredible script and acting. This is such an exciting and engrossing film that I can't imagine I'll ever not enjoy

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