Study Guide

12 Angry Men Genre

Genre

Drama

As far as drama goes, this movie is as dramatic as you're going to get. And as with most dramas, most of the action in this movie takes place through dialogue. The closest to action we ever really get is when Juror #8 starts shuffling around the jury room pretending to be an old man and trying to undermine some key testimony. Oh yeah, and there's that time when Juror #3 tries to attack Juror #8. But none of this ever goes anywhere, since the whole point of this movie is to remind us that in a civilized democracy, fists don't make decisions—words do.

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