12 Angry Men Review

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The movie 12 angry men is based in a juror room ready to convict a boy of murder. The film displays conflict and ways to negotiate to turn people or see the other side of the picture. Goes along with real life situations where there are people that hold certain biases and this movie displays them well. One of the biases is confirmation bias, which restricts new information. This Bias is seem early in the beginning of the film. For example when Mr. Fonda introduced the notion of the murder knife not being as rare as the prosecutor showed. One of the juror's rejected the new information because of the boy's background, and the area he lived. The other juror had relationship problems with his son so he rejected any new data that made the convicted boy seem innocent. Both these jurors hold on to their belief even when relevant data emerged to challenge their view, the defense mechanism that arose was anger towards the others. The jurors also display the bias of small data, which they rely on small amount of information to make a decision. Which throughout the film, Mr. Fonda makes each of them realize that there is more to the other side of the story. And makes it relatively available. For example, if one reviews the testimony information, one realizes that its accuracy is significantly lowered. Like the testimony of the woman who herd and saw the boy stab his father, when Fonda reenact the scene there was large holes that could be turned in favor of the boy. Although, Fonda and the some of the jurors came to see that viewing more data on the case, there can be points made for the boy, the others like the guy that had problems with his son rejected the idea and continued to stick to the small data presented by the prosecutor. The film displays amazingly how people tend to go off these two biases frequently, small data bias judging people without getting to know…...

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