Twelve Monkeys

Title: Twelve Monkeys
Year: 1995
Director: Terry Gilliam
Writers: David Webb Peoples & Janet Peoples, based on a film by Chris Marker
Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
Music: Paul Buckmaster (and lots of non-original music)
Distinctions: Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Pitt) and Best Costume Design; currently #188 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a determinist take on time-travel, with crazy people and the apocalypse
Length: 129 minutes
How I saw it: on video a number of times (used to have on VHS), most recently December 2008
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites).
Objective Rating: 10/10 c. 3.9/4 (Great).

Clever, intricate, dramatic, funny. Strong, sympathetic characters. Amazing visuals. Great acting. Perfect soundtrack. I have a hard time imagining how anyone might not like this movie.


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