Director Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Before the Devil Knows You Are Dead) has made a career out of making films that pit one man against a corrupt society which renders him quite jaded. This is a courtroom drama with a big twist in that you never see the trial. The film is quite verbose and filled with tension.
It seems like another open-and-shut case when a young Puerto Rican has been accused of stabbing his father to death. When the twelve jurors are secluded into the jury room they vote and the result is eleven guilty and one not guilty. The not guilty juror (Henry Fonda