100 Word Review – 12 Angry Men (1957)

Henry Fonda stars in this moving legal drama. 

Based almost entirely in one room, it follows the decision making process of a jury in a murder case and how minds can be changed by one man asking all the right questions.

Directed by Sidney Lumet (Network, Dog Day Afternoon), it was shot with ever increasing focal lengths so that the backdrops appear closer to the actors as the film intensifies, filling an audience with a growing sense of claustrophobia.

Despite the low budget, and losing out on all three Oscar nominations, it currently sits at number 5 on IMDb’s Top 250 films.  

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