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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Bruce Willis
Madeleine Stowe
Brad Pitt
Christopher Plummer
Directors
Terry Gilliam
Screenwriters
Chris Marker
David Webb Peoples
Janet Peoples
Running Time
124 minutes

EMPIRE ESSAY: Twelve Monkeys
Chris Marker's classic French short La Jetee inspires Gilliam


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Plot
A convict, sent back in time to stop a devastating plague, is sent too far back and is hospitalized as insane.


Verdict
A curveball of a script, coupled with Willis', Stowe's and Pitt's excellence, not to mention Gilliam's trademark visual flair marks 12 Monkeys as one of the outstanding science fiction films of the 90s.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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