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Synopsis:
Between the past and the future, sanity and madness, dreams and reality, lies the mystery of the Twelve Monkeys...The year is 2035 and human kind subsists in a desolate netherworld following the eradication of 99% of the Earth's population, a holocaust that makes the planets surface uninhabitable and mankind's destiny uncertain. Cole (Bruce Willis) a reluctant volunteer aided by Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) have only two clues to solve the puzzle of the twelve monkeys which threatens to completely erase humanity from the planet...
Actors:
, Joseph Melito, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Wilfred Williams, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Charles Roven
Writers:
Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples
Others:
Julie Weiss
Aka:
12 Monkeys
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/09/1999
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Documentary: 'The Hamster Factor and other tales of Twelve Monkeys" (87 minutes)
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/09/2009
Run Time:
130 minutes
Languages:
Canadian French DTS 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Italian DTS 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Twelve Monkeys

THE (monkey) BUSINESS - Twelve Monkeys review by PT

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10/07/2016

In my opinion Gilliam's finest film. Superb cinematography give this film an almost dream like quality.

Willis is transported in time to solve the meaning of "the twelve monkeys" . Forced to do this, Willis is exceptional as the hacked off time traveller James Cole. On his action packed missions he meets a doctor who helps him in his quest, Stowe in a wonderful role as a converted believer. Another associate meeting comes in the form of Brad Pitt, whom he meets in a mental institution. Pitt brilliantly capturing the deranged Jeffrey.

Great script, acting and cinematography, gives the ingredients to one real tasty film.

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Gilliam Time Travel Fantasy - Twelve Monkeys review by GI

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09/04/2021

This is probably director Terry Gilliam's most accessible film although his trademarks are all there to be seen especially his use of ambiguity to construct a story that requires attention and results in a film of real intensity and imagination. Bruce Willis, in a superb and original performance, plays James Cole who is arrested in 1990 and sent to an asylum where he is treated by Dr Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe), a renowned psychiatrist. Cole has delusions that he is from the future where most of humanity has been killed by a virus. He claims he is a convict and has volunteered to be sent back to discover the origin of the virus in the hope the information can be used to find a cure in the future. Obviously believing Cole is seriously mentally ill Kathryn is worried when Cole escapes from the hospital in strange circumstances. Then six years later he reappears and kidnaps her. With some excellent visual ideas of a steampunk future and a very clever plot this is one of those narratives where you are constantly questioning whether Cole is insane or is he telling the truth. Gilliam leads you in each direction several times and keeps you hooked throughout. The support cast that has a fantastic Brad Pitt as a fellow lunatic and Christopher Plummer as a top scientist adds to the appeal of this great film. It has mystery, thrills and a science fiction edge that is really engrossing. A very clever and intriguing film that is a definite one to try if you've never seen it.

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