12 Angry Men

Sydney Lumet

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Almost as much fun as watching a mock trial — and it can create as much agita and indigestion as you watch Henry Fonda break one of the most basic rules of juror conduct to win the day. The original, shot in black and white, comes across as a bit stagy and old-fashioned in some ways, but the powerful performances still make this version the one to watch as Henry Fonda sweats and struts, working to persuade his fellow eleven jurors to change their votes to his side.