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12 Monkeys
12 Monkeys
7.8
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13,345 Ratings

12 MONKEYS

Twelve Monkeys

Directed by Terry Gilliam
United States, 1995
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

In the 2030s, a man-made deadly virus has devastated most of Earth, and a convict is sent back in time to 1996 to collect information and help scientists develop a cure. But the medical community of the past won’t believe him and the only help he can get is from manic Jeffrey.

Synopsis

In the 2030s, a man-made deadly virus has devastated most of Earth, and a convict is sent back in time to 1996 to collect information and help scientists develop a cure. But the medical community of the past won’t believe him and the only help he can get is from manic Jeffrey.

Our take

Inspired by Chris Marker’s avant-garde La Jetée, Terry Gilliam’s sci-fi mind trip unravels the fabric of time with ingenious temporal paradoxes. Unforgettable as a messiah from an apocalyptic future, Bruce Willis delivers a haunting warning of ecological destruction that rings startlingly prescient.