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...
THE (monkey) BUSINESS
- Twelve Monkeys review by PT
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.