12 Angry Men (1957)
One word review: Acute!
Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead!
Did you know?
All the 12 characters in the movie are named as numbers and their names are not revealed.
12 Angry Men is probably another ingenious wonder that Hollywood produces once in a while. It is a crime drama genre but all you get to see in the movie is just talking; 12 men talking. How's that for a movie story? I mean it's funny to suggest this movie without any spoilers - It's a movie about a conversation between 12 men in a conference room. But let me try.
So, the story is simple: A conversation between 12 men who are from different background, who has different ideologies, and who are of different personalities. Given a topic to discuss, analyze, review, and conclude on it, how would these 12 different men react or respond in the conversation? Based on this simple log line, the movie is pictured marvelously with brilliant dialogues and performances.
Apparently, there is a protagonist who is the peculiar proponent, championing for a conjecture which kick starts the plot. But as far as I can see, I would say the brilliant story is in itself a hero. The performances of all the 12 actors were immaculate; the characters were distinctive, diverse, and remarkable. Each one of us will definitely relate and resonate with anyone of the characters.
Favorite Movie Quotes:
You're talking about a matter of seconds. Nobody can be that accurate.
Running for just 96 minutes, the movie deals with individual's morale and conscience. All it takes is one man for a big change is what I take away from the movie and I believe each and every one is capable of making a change in this world.
P.S. If you are judgmental, then this is a film which you must watch.
You don't *really* mean you'll kill me, do you?