Juror 2 questions the likelihood that the boy, who was almost a foot shorter than his father, could have inflicted the downward stab wound found in the body.
Plot[ edit ] In a New York City courthouse a jury commences deliberating the case of an year-old boy  from a slum, on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death. A complete kinescope of that performance, which had been missing for years and was feared lost, was discovered in Juror Twelve complains about the heat in the room, saying that his taxes are so high they ought to cover air conditioning.
If there is any reasonable doubt they are to return a verdict of not guilty. He is unwilling or unable to level with the others and is also unreceptive to any feedback. An angry Juror 3 accuses Juror 5, who grew up in a slum, of changing his vote out of sympathy towards slum children.
He mentions that he has three children. Active Themes Juror Four, now holding the switch knife that has been brought back into the room by the guard, challenges Juror Eight. Henry Fonda Juror 8 entered the trial with an open mind, he managed to convince the others to do the same.
Finally, Juror 8 asks the foreman to take a second vote, which he 8 will stay out of. Jurors 5, 6 and 8 question whether this is true, as the witness in question had had a stroke, limiting his ability to walk.
By the end of the film, nearly everyone is shown in closeup, using telephoto lenses from a lower angle, which decreases or "shortens" depth of field. And that someone is the kid on trial. Five sees this as another assumption that all people from slums are criminals.
However, Juror 9 reveals it was he that changed his vote, agreeing there should be some discussion. Increasingly impatient, Juror 7 changes his vote just so that the deliberation may end, which earns him the ire of Jurors 3 and 11, both on opposite sides of the discussion.
Juror Five responds by telling of growing up in a slum and playing in a place full of garbage. Juror 8 tests how well Juror 4 remembers previous days, which he does, with difficulty.
The jury retires to a private room, where the jurors spend a short while getting acquainted before they begin deliberating. He or she lays out the stakes: An angry Juror 3 accuses Juror 5, who grew up in a slum, of changing his vote out of sympathy towards slum children. Sympathies Summary Analysis The Judge gives the jury instructions from offstage, setting the scene as the lights come up.
Five most closely resembles the kid in age and circumstance and feels he is being targeted. Juror 8 argues that reasonable doubt exists, and that he therefore cannot vote "guilty", but concedes that he has merely hung the jury. Weiler of The New York Times wrote, "It makes for taut, absorbing, and compelling drama that reaches far beyond the close confines of its jury room setting.
Most of the others turn their backs to him. Juror 10 then vents a torrent of condemnation of slum-born people, claiming they are no better than animals who kill for fun. Juror Eight is the only dissenter. Each of them come from different situations with individual and unique experiences.
He bursts, accusing the others of being crazy.
The preliminary vote shows that many of the jurors at this point are not interested in deliberating at length. Fonda later stated that he would never again produce a film. Their hidden area is immense, resulting in an equally large blind area.12 Angry Men Film Analysis 25 October Film Analysis The film, 12 Angry Men (), is a drama about a jury that was to decide the fate of a teenaged boy who was facing the electric chair for supposedly killing his father with a switchblade knife.
12 Angry Men Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for 12 Angry Men is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. 12 Angry Men Analysis 12 Angry Men is a movie, directed by Sidney Lumet, about twelve jurors who are deliberating a murder trial.
An 18 year old has been accused of murdering his father and the jury has retired to determine his fate. Twelve Angry Men: Summary & The movie Twelve Angry Men begins with an eighteen year old boy from the ghetto who is on trial for the murder of his abusive father.
A jury of twelve men is locked in the deliberation room to decide the fate of the young boy. Complete plot summary of 12 Angry Men, written by specialists and reviewed by film experts. Skip to navigation; Skip to content Movies / 12 Angry Men / Brief Summary ; We enter a courthouse and see twelve men sitting in a jury box.
The judge gives them instructions to reach a ruling on a trial for first-degree murder. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Twelve Angry Men, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Reflection of American Society Justice.Download