When an 18-year old young man is on trial for the murder of his father, twelve men are chosen to serve on the jury to decide the young man’s fate. Eleven nameless jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of the crime; but the twelfth has no doubt that the young man is innocent.
Slowly, the twelfth man begins to change the hearts and minds of the other jurors. When one stone-hearted juror is torn between choosing to go with the guilty verdict, the other men make him search into his own heart to reveal a painful secret he has hidden.
12 Angry men gives a distinctive performance with its cast of actors whose character is perfect in every detail. The film is powerful, suspenseful and extremely fascinating. Henry Fonda gives a fantastic performance as the twelfth juror who convinces the eleven men to challenge the outcome of the young man’s crime.
Full of drama, power and emotion, 12 Angry Men is an exciting impact of 11 men steering to the same conclusion as the twelfth man. One of the best films that no one should afford to miss.
There is a 2009 Russian remake called ‘12’. I’ll give a review on the remake once I have a hold of the DVD.