12 Synopsis
Twelve jurors must decide a child's fate.
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Village Voice

Miklahkov keeps 12 tops spinning at all times in the school gymnasium that serves as their deliberation room, and though the...
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
12 is every bit as much of a moral powerhouse as its predecessors but with the added bonus of being simultaneously intellectually riveting...
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The time passes quickly. This is the rare remake that does honor to the spirit of the original.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Mikhalkov has made a new film with its own original characters and stories, and after all, it's not how the film ends, but how it gets...
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85

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The title is shorter, but that's the only thing remotely diminished about 12, Nikita Mikhalkov's exuberantly Russian reworking of Reginald...
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
Mikhalkov plays the jury foreman, allowing himself a bit of business that eventually erases itself, amounting, effectively, to nothing....
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
No matter how bad things get, you can always be thankful for this: You're not on trial for murder in Russia.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new film's not only almost double the length of the original, it's four times as ambitious - a sprawling, surrealist, ultimately...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has none of the crisp passion or suspense of the 1957 Sidney Lumet version; it's bloated, heavy-handed, and lugubrious.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Yes, Mikhalkov has set himself quite the agenda, but in the end the film is too much of a piece with its topic, intensely fascinating yet...
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Oscar-nominated Enciclopedia of Russian Life

By GlacialStar
I watched this movie when it was released in Russia during my trip to St. Petersburg. This movie has an amazingly broad perspective on modern Russian society, values and ideas. Mikhalkov again...

12 is incredible -- among the best

By berryboy316
Totally engrossing, beautifully shot, a cast that is an ensamble I want to see again and again. Great evenig!...

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Rated PG-13 | For violent images, disturbing content, thematic material, brief sexual and drug references, and smoking