Twelve jurors are brought together to decide a young man’s fate. Eleven of them agree but there is one lone dissenter, who throws the courtroom into a whirlwind of emotions. More…
A young delinquent awaits sentencing for the manslaughter of his aggressive father. Twelve jurors are corralled in a room for their deliberations in a murder trial. One juror feels that there is a 'reasonable doubt' — to the frustration of his 11 colleagues — thereby preventing a quick verdict. During the heated debate, the hidden preconceptions and assumptions of the jurors are revealed. When faced with playing the hangman, each juror is forced to face himself.
See it if You believe the show's message and examination of prejudice and group-think is just as relevant today as when it first came out.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of great writing and insight into human psyche
See it if you love courtroom dramas, talky plays, and a real moral quandary to sink your teeth into.
Don't see it if you exclusively like plays and musicals that are more about entertainment and less about grappling with real tough societal issues.
See it if ...you're interested in the justice system, clear debate and for an interesting look at the importance of teasing apart facts from emotion.
Don't see it if ...you are looking for flashy costumes or staging. It's dramatic & tense, about prejudice & perspective, patience and personal baggage.
See it if If you enjoy sparse sets, riveting interactions among characters of divergent views that must be reconciled, see Twelve Angry Men.
Don't see it if If you are inclined toward comedy over drama, avoid this spell-binding story.