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      PG-13 Released Mar 4, 2008 2h 33m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      77% Tomatometer 60 Reviews 83% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Jurors (Sergei Makovetsky, Sergey Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko) from a fragmented Russian society must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager on trial for killing his stepfather, a soldier in the Russian army. Among those who must somehow pass judgment are a taxi driver, an entertainer, a corporate executive and a subway worker. Read More Read Less
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      Loosely based on 1957's 12 Angry Men, Nikita Mikhalkov's superbly acted 12 is clever and gripping like its predecessor, but with a distinctly Russian feel.

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      Nicolas Rapold Film Comment Magazine Old soul Nikita Mikhalkov's appropriation of the 12 Angry Men template is a bloated series of harangues that feels too long even before its full 154 minutes have shuffled by. Oct 20, 2014 Full Review Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com A powerful and beautiful film that matters. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens You feel the performances. You feel the emotional power. You feel. Nov 9, 2019 Full Review Brandy McDonnell The Oklahoman Mighty performances keep the film engrossing even as the movie's runtime crosses the 2 1/2-hour mark. Rated: 3/4 Aug 8, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jack V It's about what you'd expect from a Russian version of Lumet's masterpiece Twelve Angry Men. The acting is impeccable and especially the monologues had me very invested. It's a little hard to watch at the beginning though, until the pace picks up. There are also some completely unnecessary moments and the story overall feels a little overwhelming and unrealistically exaggerated. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A brave but only partially successful attempt to remake a classic. The runtime is needlessly bloated by interludes from the point of view of the accused, only serving to undo the tension of the courtroom scenes and seemingly pander to people who like gunfire. The extended character monologues also become very tiresome. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Said to not be a remake, but at least very infuenced by one of the greatest films of all time Sodney Lumet's "12 Angry Men". Sat in old gymnastics hall in Russia, twelve men are trying to figure if a young man is guilty of killing his own father. Naturally this film is based on talking - something that can be hard to enjoy when done in a language you don't understand. Thanks to cool characters and impressive work from the cast it works pretty well. It took some time but once I got into it the 150 minutes never seem very long. Some flashbacks and interesting tecniques of point proofing helps out a lot and the "let's re-vote"-phrase comes up often enough to keep you on track where this is going. There are many long stories here but some of them feel a bit unneccessary or off the plot, but most of them brings something to the table. Sure, it could have been shorter and it could have some even better moments. But this works just fine. I never rewatch films but this surely made me wanna see the Lumets work again. 8 out of 10 knives. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member the whole half of the film consists of disjointed words that do not support the plot, itï¿ 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2(TM)s also one of the frequent problems of the film that the characters drastically change their opinions without arguments, for example one says something more than to touch on the main topic to vote sharply, without facts, without arguments. Also throughout the film, you will hear the often repeated mercies. It turned out a rather ordinary Russian film with only good editing. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Nikita Mikhalkov's long but engrossing update on 12 Angry Men. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member i found this movie riveting. Extremely well-written script, superbly acted, beautiful camera work, with interesting and moving personal stories revealed as the characters are developed while they contribute to the analysis of the crime. i was fascinated too that such a lengthy movie with so little action could be so compelling. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Jurors (Sergei Makovetsky, Sergey Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko) from a fragmented Russian society must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager on trial for killing his stepfather, a soldier in the Russian army. Among those who must somehow pass judgment are a taxi driver, an entertainer, a corporate executive and a subway worker.
      Director
      Nikita Mikhalkov
      Screenwriter
      Nikita Mikhalkov, Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Rating
      PG-13 (Violent Images|Disturbing Content|Brief Sexual References|Brief Drug References|Smoking|Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Russian
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 4, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $125.0K
      Runtime
      2h 33m