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Twelve (2010)



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Twelve is the story of 17-year-old White Mike, the privileged son of a restaurant tycoon. His mother succumbed to breast cancer several years before the film begins. White Mike is a drug dealer who has taken his senior year in high school off to sell drugs to his wealthy peers. When he is not selling drugs he is reminiscing of his childhood and philosophizing about a world he feels he is not a part of. The title of the film refers to a new designer drug which the protagonist of the novel, White Mike, sells. The drug is referred to as a cross between cocaine and ecstasy.-- (C) Official Site
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Chace Crawford
as White Mike
50 Cent
as Lionel
Emily Meade
as Jessica
Cody Horn
as Alissa
Peter Cary Peterson
as Guy Kissing Jessica
Dionne Audain
as Nana's Mother
Thomas McDonell
as Kid in Plaid Tie
Jack S. Kimball
as Young White Mike
Klavdia Ramnareine
as Attractive Lady
Damian Young
as Hunter's Father
Steve Grodewald
as Tattoo Guy
as Mrs. Fong
Stephanie Ittleson
as Ethics Teacher
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Detective Dumant
Gregg Bello
as Detective Keminski
Ellen Barkin
as Jessica's Mother
Fiana Toibin
as Dorrine
Alice Barrett-Mitchell
as White Mike's Mother
Alexandra Neil
as Mimi Kenten
Rock Kohli
as Star Deli Clerk
Ed Moran
as Avery Kimball, Esq.
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Critic Reviews for Twelve

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (13)

Sinks under the weight of its own pretensions.

August 6, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

The result isn't awful, but it is awfully familiar. When will someone make a film about being old, poor and ugly in Omaha?

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

It all comes off as faintly absurd.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Newark Star-Ledger
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It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of Less Than Zero.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

Schumacher can't keep himself from the kind of vibey camera and editing flourishes that facilitate only viewer numbness...

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Plays like a melodramatic rip-off of Bret Easton Ellis books about insufferable kids obsessed with money, drugs and themselves.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Twelve

[My predicted rating: 3 This film almost has good points and could have made it as good film, perhaps if the acting was a little more gritty and parts of the plot were tidied up it would have been. In a world full of materialistic teens, the only one with a heart seems to be Drug Dealer "White Mike". In the tough world of Drug dealing, gangs etc, "White Mike" seems to flow through with no trouble from more likely dealers, meanwhile we hear lots of back stories from all the characters, which never really go anywhere, it's a bit of a "pretty film". Fans of 50 Cent, will probably be disappointed in his small role, which really doesn't mix in too well. I have to give one mention of praise though and that is to Rory Culkin, who did show some pretty decent acting skills.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Such a dull and boring movie. I stopped at the 10 minute mark. That narrator was killing me. His monotone voice giving me useless background information that I didn't need to know and didn't give a fuck about. Omggggg I didn't even watch it for that long, but it drove me insane. I HATE narrators in a movie; it ruins the entire thing. It was like a fucking audio book. Nothing was even happening in the movie, sure I only watched it for a few minutes, but come on. A movie shouldn't be THAT uninteresting in the first 10 minutes. What a piece of shit film.

Japes .
Japes .

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It's like Brett Easton Ellis had a baby and threw it in a dumpster.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

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