Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds!"
This film is one of the most gripping films in history. Wonderful acting
all round from every juror and an incredible script give this film pure
classic status. Sidney Lumet does wonderful stuff to increase the tension
in this one room where all jurors are discussing the fate of this man
on trial. Lumet does this by upping the emotional stakes and increasing
the heat in the room.
Henry Fonda is brilliant as the only man whos can't decide on this juvenile.
But the real star on show in this film is the script itself. it plays
around with the case greatly and gives the audience a great detective
story set in one room and a wonderful display of how ordinary people
decide the fate of thousands every day. This film is gripping stuff
and the tension never lets go. the ending is perfect as one of the jurors
collapses in despair as he gives his thoughts