Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) Reviews

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May 13, 2020
Prevention, not time travel, is the key to halting a viral contagion.
October 30, 2019
Gilliam seems to stick pretty intently to the script, but his visual genius comes through repeatedly. He is also perhaps one of the best filmmakers at creating dreamscapes which threaten to crack apart, become sentient, and then turn murderous.
August 24, 2019
if there is something that stands out above everything else is the hypnotic production design that Gilliam and his team creates for the future in which the action starts. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 6, 2019
A decades-spanning science-fiction tale about time travel, the illusion of free will, and a romance at the end of the world.
December 21, 2018
A heady, harrowing and heartbreaking sci-fi thriller that rarely stops tossing red herrings into the gaping mouths of viewers trying to piece it all together.
October 26, 2018
Not only does it bear the mark of the erratic filmmaking genius, Terry Gilliam. It gives fans of the sci-fi genre something to love: An intelligent film on time travel that begs a second viewing.
October 12, 2018
This dystopian time-travelling sci-fi is a reminder that the director can make films that are visually inventive, intellectually engaging and downright exciting.
November 29, 2017
Terry Gilliam always had a unique spin on dystopian fantasy
August 6, 2014
Constantly surprising and consistently unsettling.
December 19, 2012
One of the best-looking and smartest sci-fi films of the modern era.
August 16, 2011
Terry Gilliam has seldom been more inventive or more compelling.
May 27, 2011
Gilliam goes on to deliver a movie that is not only rich in visual detail but offers an involving, occasionally baffling storyline and builds the tension to positively unbearable levels during the final reel.
May 27, 2011
While all of Gilliam's movies are worth seeing, there's a fair amount of his designer grimness here mixed in with the cabaret comedy.
March 4, 2011
Gilliam's greatest all around film.
March 2, 2011
speculative fiction at its best in that it doesn't just trifle with science fiction concepts, but rather tells a grander story with characters and world disasters
January 1, 2011
Terry Gilliam's violent dystopian masterpiece.
July 6, 2010
A dark and gritty sci-fi thriller, 12 Monkeys stands apart from other sci-fi films, due to its unique and twisted concept on the future of mankind.
August 12, 2009
Gilliam's polarizing style is at its near-best...a dazzling feat of storytelling that bristles with provocative ideas. [Blu-ray]
March 26, 2009
Neither as visually compelling as Brazil nor as emotionally gripping as The Fisher King.
July 23, 2007
Gilliam has taken on a conventional Hollywood sci-fi thriller with big stars and turned it into his own rough beast.
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