12 Angry Men Like To Kill a Mockingbird , 12 Angry men , a tense jury-room thriller, endures as a pillar of liberal ideals robust enough to answer… 12 Angry Men Like To Kill a Mockingbird , 12 Angry men , a tense jury-room thriller, endures as a pillar of liberal ideals robust enough to answer…
Movie on DVD Review

12 Angry Men (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 04, 2008; DVD Release Date: Mar 04, 2008; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Lee J. Cobb and Henry Fonda

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-

Originally posted Feb 29, 2008 Published in issue #981 Mar 07, 2008 Order article reprints