12 Angry Men (1957)

9.5/10 – Grilled Seal of Approval

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It’s one of the greatest films of all time. It’s Sidney Lumet’s first (!!!) film. It’s awesome. I can’t really say much more about it…. but…. what’s that? I hear a beat. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah…

12 Angry men.
12 Angry men, yo
It’s 12 Angry Men, you ready?

These men are pissed, they wanna convict
a young boy for a crime that he didn’t commit,
Or maybe he did? Or maybe he didn’t?
We can’t know from the facts so we must acquit
him of putting a knife in pops,
Neighbor saw the killing, called up the cops
3 am kid returns from watching a flick,
Cops throw questions, kid’s confused cant answer shit,
Put cuffs on the boy, haul downtown,
Get him a shit lawyer, you know where he’s bound,
Straight to the chair, 10 thousand watts
light up the night, no one cares if it’s not
the real killer, no one gonna drip tears for this Rican thriller,
No one gonna wonder if they need to fear
for their souls, cause they killed the wrong deer,
Got the wrong man, made the wrong plan
Fucked it all up and now the truth’s lost to the sand
And the waves carry it out to sea
and out beyond memory
and out to infinity
while the Real Killer sleeps comfortably.

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