12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys

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Average of 4060 ratings: 3.8 Stars

1995 M Contains violence and offensive language.

The future is history.

A lone time traveler from the year 2035 must solve a riddle that may save his people... but it may also take him to the brink of madness. Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt star in this brilliant sci-fi masterpiece from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of The Fisher King. After the world's population is devastated by a killer virus, survivors must live in dank underground communities. Cole (Willis) "volunteers" to travel into the past to obtain a pure virus sample, thereby helping scientists develop a cure. Along the way, he crosses paths with a beautiful psychiatrist (Stowe) and a one-card-short-of-a-full-deck mental patient (Pitt). But the race is on, as Cole searches for The Army of the 12 Monkeys, a radical group linked to the deadly disease. With unforgettable performances and imaginative special effects, 12 Monkeys is a modern-day classic laced with Gilliam's trademark wit and dazzling visual style.

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124 minutes

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Bulgarian
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired, French Canadian, Italian, C.Spanish, L.A. Spanish, Korean, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek, Traditional Mandarin
English DTS-HD 5.1; French Canadian, Castilian Spanish, L.A. Spanish, Italian DTS Surround 5.1

30 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Sweetness4

I found that this movie held my attention from beginning to end. It had a few plot twists that kept you thinking. This movie is a credit to its genre, the acting can get a bit thin at times but all... Read more

4 by MovieFan247

Very well done movie. GREAT PERFORMANCE BY BRAD PITTT. Very very Scifi. GO BRAD PITT.

Just one thing. The DVDs for this movie are a bit beaten up. I ordered one which clearly had a ding and... Read more

5 by zombophile

Absolutely brilliant. Another excellent Terry Gilliam movie; the subtext of this movie is one to behold and the performances all round are brilliant - especially Brad Pitt, he delivers a performance... Read more

5 by fer320

Excellent time-travel paradox story which will keep you guessing till the end. And the musical score is fantastic!

3 by Elizabeth17

Interesting...Brad Pitt is not his usual matinee idol self in this one but is still worth watching. The patient/doctor thing goes on a bit but the viris/time travel idea that dominates the story kind of overrides these hiccups.

4.5 by kiwi

An excellent film with a really complex plot to work out and follow. In the genre of 1984. A typical Terry Gillam movie. Good to see Brad Pitt acting in a role different from most he does.

4 by Cee Cee

The level of madness, both perceived and real, gave this a gritty realism that was more terrifying than the threat of the virus. The TV series is very different, but I was not at all disappointed by the film.

2.5 by vivrob

Not a great science fiction film, the basic idea was OK but the portrayal was unnecessarily unpleasant, which for me really detracted from the film.

3 by Badclams

I really like Terry Gilliam's films. He so obviously loves making them and I think he does a lot with very little money. As everyone says, Brad Pitt's performance is good: but Bruce Willis is just an... Read more

4 by mandt

Great movie, really enjoyed, held my attention. Would recommend, not to hard to follow either