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12 Monkeys

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
12 Monkeys
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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.
Title: 12 monkeys
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Special ed. widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Atlas/Classico present an Atlas Entertainment production ; a Terry Gilliam film ; produced by Charles Roven ; screenplay by David Peoples & Janet Peoples ; directed by Terry Gilliam
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996
Special features: feature commentary with director and producer; the hamster factor & other tales of 12 monkeys; theatrical trailer; 12 Monkeys archives; production notes
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: 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.
Alternate Title: Twelve monkeys
ISBN: 1417011076
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi TWELVE
Credits: Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; editor, Mick Audsley ; music, Paul Buckmaster.
Performers: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1; dual-layer
Other Language: English or French dialogue, Spanish or Fench subtitles
Subject Headings: End of the world Drama Mental illness Drama Time travel Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Science fiction films
Topical Term: End of the world
Mental illness
Time travel
Publisher No: 25452 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Full of questions and eerie landscapes but who cares? It's still an awesome time-travel movie that makes you think too. Keep your calendar handy...

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.


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Jul 03, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Are there 2 versions of this movie out there? Are there!?

I think this must be so 'cause that's the only thing that explains why so many reviewers gave 12 Monkeys such ecstatic praise and high ratings. These people saw the fabulously brilliant version of this movie. While, on the other hand, I was stuck having to endure this ultimate crap version.

For starters, 12 Monkeys has got to be the absolute worst and most unconvincing "time travel" movie ever made. Willis' character literally just pops in and out of time at random without the aid of any sort of machine, or device, or special effect.

And, speaking about Willis (who I absolutely despise), not only did his apathetic performance, as James Cole, suck, big-time - But, as a viewer, I really resent that I was forced to have to look at his ugly bare ass 3x in this movie.

I'd say that this badly-handled, mind-numbing story (which really had nothing at all to do with 12 Monkeys, per se) could've easily been told in about 25 minutes, instead of its ridiculously over-long 130 minutes.

I think that director Terry Gilliam is an ultimate moron to have tackled this nonsensical story that literally went nowhere, fast. His inept, short-sighted direction rendered 12 Monkeys' story as being annoying, flawed and incoherent beyond reason.

Jan 17, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My second viewing of this perfect script with peak performances by Willis and Pitt has me convinced that this is one of the best Sci-fi films ever made !!

Jan 16, 2014
  • ImagineReason rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Watch it a few times and you'll realize this story makes perfect sense. Unlike Gilliam's other films he did not write this one, so it is completely logical, including the conclusion!

Jun 29, 2013
  • Limboden76 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Outside of Brad Pitt's awesome performance, this movie is pointless.

Feb 04, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is sci-fi with a very convoluted plot. Not easy to follow. Only for the very patient and hardcore sci-fi fans who believe in time travel.

Aug 26, 2012
  • a5a22406 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I like most of Bruce Willis's movies, but not this one. It's a real junker! Disjointed and all over the place. Madeleine Stowe is always easy on the eyes, though. Anyhow, you can't win them all.

Apr 12, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ha,ha,ha,ha. This movie is out there!! I really enjoyed the performances of Mr. Bruce Willis and Mr. Brad Pitt. Mr. Pitt's character had me laughing as the looney in the asylum. Although this movie contains all around sound, it's still best to watch this on your HOMETHEATER. You'll appreciate the story while trying to figure out what's going on watching this movie. I enjoyed it and have it as part of my collection. I'm giving this way-out-there movie 5 stars!!!!! Great characters, very good story, and solid performances by the actors. Two slightly burnt cheese and ham sandwiches on whole wheat bread, a pint of chocolate chunk icecream, and milk.

Jan 14, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

B+ DVD

Nov 02, 2011
  • RobertCentric rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really good movie. Keeps you on your toes trying to figure everything out. I will point out one flaw in the movie... and you can figure out the rest... if you get shot in the past, and you come back to the future with the bullet in your body; you can not carbon date the bullet to the past... it's freshly minted... you just got shot... it came through time with you. All the science flaws aside this is an all time favourite of mine. Both Pitt and Willis went on to play roles that reflect the style they acted within this movie.

Sep 29, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The script is incredibly good, and the same can be said about the performances of both Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. This a very good movie thats not worth missing, I would highly recommend this movie to science fiction fans.

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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Jul 03, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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!

Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Twelve Monkeys Trailer

Apr 08, 2011
  • toby1kenobi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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