12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

Blu-ray Disc - 2009 | Blu-ray version.
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A mental patient believes that there is a killer virus ready to devastate the world. A psychiatrist and another patient join him in a race to unravel the secret of the 12 Monkeys.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: Culver City CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Copyright Date: ℗2009
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Twelv
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (150 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French Italian and Spanish with French, Spanish, KOrean, Swedish, Korean, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek and Traditional Mandarin.

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In this time-travel movie, our hero travels from the future back to 1996 to stop a plague from being released in early December. This one's a hard R rating, but considered one of the best time-travel films out there.


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debscheuerman
Nov 12, 2020

12 excuses for Bruce Willis to be naked;
12 ideas for screen plays that were never developed;
12 x10 ridiculous attempts at having a plot point;
12 ways to let your characters be dumb;

Ok, you get the idea. Clearly I'm in the minority in feeling this is a sad excuse for a film, but I'm giving this 1.5 stars, because somewhere in the mess, I think there might have been a good idea!

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StoicBookaholic
Oct 19, 2020

Very interesting movie with lots of details to look for and ponder about....Good acting and execution.....

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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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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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