When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room. Written by
In June 2008, this film was ranked #2 on the American Film Institute's list of the ten greatest films in the genre "Courtroom Drama." See more »
Juror 7 takes his coat off early in the film as does many of the rest of the characters. However, when the knife is summoned into the Jury Room and Juror 4 leans in and flicks it open, the very next shot is the reaction of Juror 8 sitting at the table. You can now see the partial body of Juror 7 sitting next to Juror 8 with his coat on. See more »
Man in corridor:
You did a wonderful job, wonderful job!
To continue, you've listened to a long and complex case, murder in the first degree. Premeditated murder is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. You've listened to the testimony, you've had the law read to you and interpreted as it applies in this case, it's now your duty to sit down and try to separate the facts from the fancy. One man is dead, another man's life is at stake, if there's a reasonable doubt in your minds as to...
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Good script, great dialogs and a set of actors who would be the envy of the world
This is one of those movies where everything could go wrong. The story is
simple as it can be: 12 men are jurors on a open and shut murder trial,
one man thinks that another persons life deserves at least some thought
the matter and votes not guilty. From this point on we have 12 actors and
closed room. This could be the most boring film ever made. Lumet however
a master of mise-en-scene and provides a tense movie that keeps you
on from the word "go". The dialogs are great and supported by incredibly
talented actors. Joel Schumacher in Phone Booth needed to see this movie
draw a few ideas on how to make a character built, dialog driven movie. A
must see for everyone.
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