12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

DVD - 2005
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An inmate from a futuristic prison is sent to the past to gather information about the virus that sent the human race to live underground.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9781417011070
1417011076
Branch Call Number: DVD F Twe
Alternative Title: Twelve monkeys

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JudyJetson3000
Mar 12, 2019

Best time travel movie, ever! (Donnie Darko being second best ever.) Bruce Willis wanted to stretch his acting skills, to be thought of as a dramatic actor, and, he did it, so well. Brad Pitt shows off his incredible acting range and Madeline Stowe is a compelling female lead. I've seen this movie 50 times. That's because I continued to notice new things. Practically no plot holes whatsoever. Excellent sound track.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

💖 great movie

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richmole
Oct 26, 2018

Four stars--and I rarely give a five-star rating.

Classic movie--a very good one in any genre, but especially good in the Sci-fi category.

Stand-out performances by Bruce Willis in the lead, and one from Brad Pitt in his Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning performance as the crazed loonie, Jeffrey. Simply magnificent--a real career break-out performance from 1995. Once in a while, Pitt is handed a role that allows him to reveal a kind of inspired madness. We saw it again in Burn After Reading. Madelaine Stow's excellent, too.

But the REAL stars of this funny, fascinating and ultimately heart-wrenching movie are the husband-and-wife writing team, David (Bladerunner; Unforgiven) and Janet Peoples and the movie's Director Terry Gilliam.

Brilliant; undiminished in its captivating power, 30-odd years on.

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humbleworm
Oct 11, 2018

12 Monkeys is conceptually similar to The Last Mimzy and the Terminator series (minus cyborgs), involving retro-corrective time travel to present day from a failed future. This also has aspects that reminded me of Ian Watson's "The Very Slow Time Machine". I particularly liked the fact that Bruce Willis' character did not have all the answers.

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jaketaz777
Jul 12, 2017

Great movie, this was just all scratched up copy, and i was unable to view the ending!

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1aa
Jul 05, 2017

Though a science fiction movie, its structured as a tragedy, indeed with an exquisite poignancy that reminds one of Sophocles. Clever and at moments quite funny.

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gingin1972
May 08, 2017

Boring crap over 2 hours of my life wasted!

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wongsokguan
Jan 05, 2017

Weird movie. Brad Pitt is a absolute lunatic -- played a very convincing part.

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casem
Oct 23, 2016

I've always had problems with time travel movies since the inevitable contradictions that arise always bothered me unless you assume we live in a multiverse where all timelines are possible (which doesn't make it better). This movie has those same contradictions, if you can look beyond them and treat it as an action yarn it's acceptable.

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Frey29
Mar 03, 2016

People who say this is pointless, just aren't getting it--the devil is in the details. You really have to pay attention. Bruce Willis, who I don't usually care for, is amazing in this movie. If you're looking for big battles and explosions--this isn't it. If you want great writing, clever plots, and good acting this is for you.

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ManMachine
Jul 03, 2014

Other: 12 Monkeys is pure flatulence from a monkey's arse.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Wallace: Hey... is that the cops? I'm an innocent victim in here! I was attacked by a coked up whore and a - a f**kin' crazy dentist!

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

James Cole: Oh, wouldn't it be great if I *was* crazy? Then the world would be okay.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

James Cole: Look at them. They're just asking for it. Maybe the human race deserves to be wiped out.
Jeffrey Goines: Wiping out the human race? That's a great idea. That's great. But more of a long-term thing. I mean, first we have to focus on more immediate goals.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

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