Life Is In Their Hands -- Death Is On Their Minds!

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12 Angry Men

I just this (1957) movie for the third or forth time (MGM re-runs), and was captivated by the power of the story. Here is a movie that takes place in a single room, with the most impressive special effect being a lamp being lighted and some rain, and it's much better than most recent multi millions movies.

It has a lot of emotional punch, and in its day probably caused a bit of a stir, as it explore the ease with which every day people can decide the life or death of a fellow man. Now it's merely a good movie (at least to someone who doesn't live in a judicial*system that employs a jury) that manages to keep the viewer stuck to the screen the third times he sees it. Rent the movie, it's a good use of an afternoon.

* I live with the Judaical's Judicial, now figure that one out :-)