Aroview: Henry Fonda holds-out on a unanimous jury who wish to convict an alleged murderer. A sweltering tension is worked up as he struggles to convince the other jurors to reconsider their hasty verdict. In his directing debut, Sidney Lumet doesn't lose grip for a second.
5 stars (Exceptional) The first film by Sidney Lumet who knows exactly where he is going with this. A jury room drama which would be nothing without its carefully balanced and talented cast. All time classic. ~Anon