12 Angry Men – Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann reviews 12 Angry Men.

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11 comments

  1. 12 Angry Men is my favorite movie. The kid was not guilty because of reasonable doubt. He might have killed his father.

  2. Thanks for reviewing this. Despite having watched this dozens of times, you pointed out some film techniques I had never noticed before. I’m curious if you’ve seen the 90’s remake with Jack Lemon and George C Scott or the Russian version “12”.

  3. 12 Angry Men is one of my all time favorite movies. I’m so glad you reviewed it. I do hope that Inherit the Wind is also on your list, because it rocks.

  4. I’ve seen part of this movie but never the whole thing. I’ve been meaning to see it all the way through since high school but I’ve just never gotten around to it.

  5. Great film. Sounds like you had a similar experience as our English teacher brought it in. At the start I thought ugh this is gonna suck. But that sure changed.

  6. lilith_ascennding

    I remember watching the 12 Angry Men remake in my 10th grade US Government class and really enjoying it. Guess I should finally get around to watching the original :). Also, if I may make a small recommendation, I would highly suggest giving 1955’s The Night of the Hunter a watch. In my personal opinion, it is a pinnacle of excellent filmmaking with wonderful cinematography, amazing lighting, a magnificent score, and incredible performances (most notably from Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish). It is a film that I honestly believe anyone who considers themselves a film buff must view. I believe it is still available on DVD from The Criterion Collection.

  7. One of my favorites. We watched it in school for 11th grade English (it was American Lit Year). It was up there with Huckleberry Finn and The Crucible.

    I loved it best of the bunch because I love courtroom drama.

    Though I would argue that the lack of women in the room dates the movie.

  8. I love Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator (1940) and Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur (1942) and Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca (1943).

  9. I own those movies, two on DVD and one on Blu-Ray, guess which one? Did you know that Reginald Rose and Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men was remade twice? Once in forty years later in 1997 with a woman jurist and in 2007 in the Russian Federation by filmmaker and still head of the Russian Cinematographer’s Union Nikita Mikhalkov.

  10. I’m really glad you started with this one. This movie was shown to me in middle school in the 90s and it has stuck with me; it manages to be an intense and timeless story that I’m always happy to share with people that haven’t seen it.

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