The New York Times
John Cusack gives one of his wiliest performances in some time, and one of his most mature, as Nick Easter, an aging slacker drafted into jury duty. He subverts his protracted-adolescent cheekiness and pours the melted charm into something far bleaker. Full Review
Efficient, precise, carefully calibrated and terrifically entertaining. Full Review
Adds up to a nice little gotcha! courtroom melodrama. Full Review
The film has its share of high points, but the flaws are frustratingly obvious and impossible to overlook.
Wall Street Journal
This story of 12 manipulable -- or manipulative -- men and women rarely fails to hold your interest, even though much of it doesn't hold water. Full Review