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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterclass in moviemaking, 17 Jan. 2004
This review is from: 12 Angry Men [DVD] [1957] (DVD)
This is the story of 12 jurors in a sweltering New York juryroom deciding the fate of a teenage boy accused of murdering his father. Not much to get exited about on the surface you may think, so why when all the great action movies and brilliant thrillers are forgotten does this stand alone as my favorite movie of all time ?
Quite simply director Sidney Lumet manages to cram more thrills and tension into every scene of this brilliant film than a whole shelfull of blockbusters.
The acting is as near perfect as it gets, with superb performances from Lee J Cob and Ed Begly in particular. The action takes place in 2 rooms, not 1 as often reported ( there is a scene in the adjacent washroom ) but the claustrophobia of the setting never limits the film in any way, and makes a mockery of the "big budget locations" many films need to sustain interest. No explosions no car-chases, just human feelings streched to breaking point in an atmosphere you would need a sharp knife to cut.
This DVD version is sadly lacking in any but the most basic extras, but the film is such a Tour-de-force it is a must buy,If you love films watch this now !
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gary says:
JUST BRILLIANT.......please watch this.
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