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Year
1957
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genre
Drama
Rating *
8.9
Votes *
212,555
Checks
47,992
Favs
7,396
Dislikes
100
Favs/checks
15.4% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
74:1
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  1. Cimeries's avatar

    Cimeries

    Excellent film. Should be compulsory viewing for anyone who has to sit on a jury. 4 years 2 months ago
  2. silvifeuer's avatar

    silvifeuer

    Amazing what you can do with a room, 12 actors and a good Script. Michael Bay should be ashamed of himself. 4 years ago
  3. jessebco2005's avatar

    jessebco2005

    I have never really given any film that was made before the 1960's a chance, but I am so glad I watched this classic. Everything was perfect, and it is one of those films that captivates you during the entire viewing. I felt like I was in the room with them, and I never even thought to pause it or look at the clock. To be captivated by a film that was made over 30 years before I was born amazes me. Even if you don't think you will like this type of film, give it a chance. It just might be the best 96 minutes you spend staring at a screen. 3 years 11 months ago
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