12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Classic case of mostly middle-age, egotistical white men loving the sound of their own voice. I began to sweat myself; even the thought of sitting in that room and being silenced triggers my fight or flight response. 

Somehow, someway Lumet makes a deliberation about the facts of and/or assumptions concerning a murder case much more layered than I would have ever expected. Outstanding, daring cinema with a ton to contribute to even our contemporary discussion of the flawed criminal justice system. Should be required viewing.

BTW: To be frank, I think Juror #8 did it. And maybe I’d let him stab me too 🤷🏽‍♂️

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