12 Angry Men is pretty cool in that the entire movie takes place in a single room, and yet it manages to remain interesting. The actors are great, and though they don't seem to speak in the most natural way (it's the fifties... maybe it was natural back then) they don't bore either.
The movie is a court case, and the 12 men are the jury. At first, all but one believe that the man they are to deliver a verdict on is guilty, but at the end of the movie all but one believe he is innocent. We get to follow not only the arguments on why, who and what, but we get a glimpse into the personalities sitting around the table, the reward of clever reasoning and at the end - we get the satisfaction of a fair trial. If justice was like this it wouldn't be swift, but it would be just. That's just the way it is.
The characters have enough emotion and empathy to go around. I don't recognize a single one, but it's a great cast. Good actors, good script, good movie.
The movie is in black and white btw, but that doesn't cut down on quality. If you want color there's the 1997 remake. Good watch!
rated 4/5: fo shizzle