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  • By thevoid99
    November 22, 2011
    05:48 PM

    1. The intimacy and theatricality of being in one room. 2. The ensemble cast and the way these men interact with each other. 3. The development of where one simple act can lead 11 other different men to really think about the case.
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  • By Don R.
    February 25, 2012
    01:45 PM

    I have sat on two juries, and this film was always on my mind, especially on the last one. It was a double shooting where both victims survived and testified. The trial lasted one day, but deliberations lasted three. During the deliberations, it became obvious that the police had faked some of the evidence, in a ham fisted attempt to sway the jury. The jury room was almost as tense as this one, at times. The voting started at 6 to 6, but ended at 11 to 1 for acquittal. The last guy just couldn't set aside his feelings as a victim of an armed robbery. This story has impacted my life since I read the Reginald Rose play in high school, in 1964, and have seen the film more than a dozen times. It does not get better than this.
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  • By Robert H.
    March 15, 2014
    11:34 AM

    1. The cast: 12 absolutely wonderful actors. 2. The screenplay - brillent. 3. Lee J. Cobb (I didn't appreciate him before seeing this film, found out later he was a child prodigy as a VIOLIN PLAYER!!)
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  • By DrGoober
    March 24, 2016
    01:08 PM

    1.) One room with 12 men. 2.) A man's life is in their hands 3.) The discussion of prejudice and racism up front.
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