Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) Reviews

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March 26, 2009
Neither as visually compelling as Brazil nor as emotionally gripping as The Fisher King.
May 14, 2003
Distinctly lacking in sentiment. Give me cataclysm, but at least act like you care.
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
In its frantic mix of chaos, carnage and zoo animals, 12 Monkeys is Jumanji for adults.
April 17, 2002
The acting is good, and the visuals are sharp. But at two hours long, they should have just settled for six monkeys.
January 1, 2000
A movie that is about as much fun to watch as getting your teeth pulled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Overwrought.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2004
A messy mélange of action, adventure, sci-fi, romance, horror, and comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2011
Terry Gilliam's violent dystopian masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2005
..less an essay on the nature of madness than a crazy person's poem. It is wild and beautiful and deeply disturbing all at once.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
As an entertainment, it appeals more to the mind than to the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A consistently engaging motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 4, 2011
Gilliam's greatest all around film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A pretentious and self-indulgent piece of oppressive and cheerless filmmaking, but for mavens of time travel stories it delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 19, 2012
One of the best-looking and smartest sci-fi films of the modern era.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 23, 2007
Gilliam has taken on a conventional Hollywood sci-fi thriller with big stars and turned it into his own rough beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
May 26, 2006
12 Monkeys seems to go down smoothly without compromising anything or dumbing itself down.
January 1, 2000
This is action movie-making at its most suave.
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