12 (Nikita Mikhalkov, 2007)

Although grandstanding and somewhat facile, Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men (1957), which owes most to Reginald Rose’s clever script and vivid acting by Henry Fonda and E.G. Marshall, provides a ringing endorsement of democracy through the agency of a jury trial in a murder case where the defendant is a minority juvenile. Nikita Mikhalkov’s remake, […]