In an unusual move for the time, instead of showing us a court room drama as the norm, we follow the jury instead. Now what follows is one of the most tense and pure "acting" movies of all time. It starts with a vote of the 12 and the verdict is 11-1 that the defendant is guilty of murder. The one opposing is Henry Fonda none the less so straight away you think oh yeah!, well of course he's the star so he would be!. But dear reader this film is not concerned with a main star, this all modern film makers is how films should be made!.
Now if you like watching a good tv drama you need to see this film, I can understand why it's so well regarded with movie fanatics. It's powerful, tense and pure acting driven. I feel stupid for leaving it this late to seeing it, please watch this film it's only an hour and a half and it will stay with you forever, this is one of the greatest films of all time and deserves its place in movie history and the top 250 films on IMDB.