Quickie: 12 Angry Men (1957)

Yeah, I know, I know; I’ve been putting this movie off for way too long. Quiet yourselves. 

I have no hesitation in saying that 12 Angry Men has one of the most adroit scripts I have ever laid witness to. It’s got one of those stories where you’re like, “how are they possibly going to twist this around?” and then they completely twist the whole affair around seamlessly.

Sidney Lumet’s essential masterpiece is the optimum piece about how men—especially during the 50s—couldn’t stand the thought of being wrong and would fight their precious time away just to prove that they were correct. Humans are so damn stubborn by nature and this movie shows how important it is to challenge fixed beliefs—even if it means disproving ourselves.

Marvelous stuff, anyhow. Duh.

Verdict: A

“12 Angry Men” is now available to stream on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and The Criterion Channel.

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