There's always overripe method to his madness, but in the new 12 Monkeys Mr. Gilliam's methods are uncommonly wrenching and strong.
12 Monkeys (1995)
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Reviews Counted: 16
Average Rating: 7.1/10
Consensus: The plot's a bit of a jumble, but excellent performances and mind-blowing plot twists make 12 Monkeys a kooky, effective experience.
Runtime: 2 hrs 10 mins
Synopsis: In this intriguing science fiction film from director Terry Gilliam, penal colony prisoner James Cole must travel back in time from the year 2035 to find the cause of a virus that killed five... In this intriguing science fiction film from director Terry Gilliam, penal colony prisoner James Cole must travel back in time from the year 2035 to find the cause of a virus that killed five billion people in 1997. Cole's trip into the past won't be easy. For starters, he winds up in the wrong year on his first attempt. Once, as he time-travels, Cole ends up a prisoner in an insane asylum in 1990. There, he meets psychiatrist Kathryn Railly and inmate Jeffrey Goines, who could hold the key to the epidemic's spread. Cole later winds up in the middle of a World War I battlefield. After meeting James for a second time, in another year, Dr. Railly gets further involved in his quest. Although she thinks at first that Cole must be crazy, Kathryn soon starts to believe him and attempts to help. But James has already started to question his own sanity and tries to figure out if his journeys through time are real or if he's just been imagining everything. [More]
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Oct 24, 2006
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- Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Suround Sound Plus 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish - Optional
Additional Release Material:
- Trailers - 1. Theatrical Trailer
- Commentaies - Terry Gilliam - Director, Charles Roven - Producer
- Featurettes - 1. "The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 12 MONKEYS"
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