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The Verdict movie poster

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Digital ink and color | ‘The Verdict’ movie poster

The Verdict movie poster

A variant movie poster by Ghen Martin

Sidney Lumet is one of those film-makers to rescue from oblivion, a Hollywood craftsmen not sufficiently recognized, in spite of having over 40 movies to his credit, some like these:

The Verdict is my favorite Sidney Lumet’s film. Because behind this legal drama there is a beautiful story of redemption, because of Paul Newman, who knows how to fill the screen, not only with his lines but also with his silence, and because those moments of silence are wisely directed.