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Summary 12 Angry Men, by Sidney Lumet, is a behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system. This iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. The result is a saga of epic proportions that ...

Directed By: Sidney Lumet

Written By: Reginald Rose

12 Angry Men

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 18 Critic Reviews
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User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 719 User Ratings
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Summary 12 Angry Men, by Sidney Lumet, is a behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system. This iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. The result is a saga of epic proportions that ...

Directed By: Sidney Lumet

Written By: Reginald Rose

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Universal Acclaim Based on 18 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 719 User Ratings
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6% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 719 User Ratings
8.8
92% Positive
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2% Mixed
14 Ratings
6% Negative
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Production Company Orion-Nova Productions
Release Date Apr 1, 1957
Duration 1 h 36 m
Rating Approved
Tagline It explodes like 12 sticks of dynamite!
Golden Globes, USA
4 Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
3 Nominations
Berlin International Film Festival
• 2 Wins & 2 Nominations