Jeff Labrecque
February 29, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

12 Angry Men

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
96 minutes
performer
Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda
director
Sidney Lumet
author
Reginald Rose
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

Like To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Angry men, a tense jury-room thriller, endures as a pillar of liberal ideals robust enough to answer even Ayn Rand’s most conservative opuses. Fonda shines — almost literally in a white suit — as the soft-spoken, merciful Juror No. 8. EXTRAS Last surviving juror Jack Klugman reveals he made just $3,600 for the 19-day shoot, and director Sidney Lumet briefly talks claustrophobic camera tricks in one of two featurettes. But the five-time Oscar nominee is out of order for failing to provide a commentary for this rerelease of his first feature film. A-

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