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Twelve
5.9 out of 10

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Overall 9
9.0

A hidden gem, you're missing out.

Erin Dowd, IMDb
5 November 2011
  • Summary: Like many others, I can't understand how this film #1: gets bad reviews and #2: wasn't nominated under either the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards. The movie was unbelievably gripping. It unfolded with just enough twists to leave you almost white-knuckling your seat. The acting was also really solid. I'm loving Curtis 50 Cent Jackson's performance, and see nothing but up for Emma Roberts. The story was real.
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Overall 9
9.0

An Art. And it's hard to find anymore

chjello, IMDb
17 April 2011
  • Summary: No matter what the bad reviews say about the story, acting, or premise, this movie is worth seeing simply as a work of art. This film should be included in every list of movies given to cinematographers to learn from. The camera work and visual style of this film is enough to earn it at least an 8/10 rating, and when you add in the characterization that's on par with most best-picture winners, you have a 9-10 rating.
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Overall 5
5.0

Not good enough but it almost got there

Rodrigo Amaro (rodrigo882008@hotmail.com), IMDb
22 February 2011
  • Summary: Twelve is the drug passed on several young hands by drug dealers White Mike (Chace Crawford) and Lionel (50 Cent). White Mike is the main character of "Twelve", a former college student that drop out his studies, his friends and his family after the death of his mother; and after that he deals with his suffering by selling drugs to other people that seems to have a pain just like him but what we see is a crowd of young getting high in parties, having fun and more fun,...
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Overall 8
8.0

A movie depicted in slow motion in an era when people want everything fast and easy.

Victor Hernandez, IMDb
13 February 2011
  • Summary: I can't agree with the number of bad reviews this movie is getting. The movie is well well acted. Though it deals with issues within the drug scene and social strife of coming of age movies, this movie is not a Hollywood Happy Meal. Its probably not meant to be seen accompanied. The movie speaks to you and for once the author and director has a dialog with the viewer.
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Overall 7
7.0

Think visual book

(bilgerat99), IMDb
27 January 2011
  • Summary: I read the reviews on-site and many off-site before watching this and saw they were very polarized, so I even went through some European reviews, which treated it quite a bit nicer but which were also pretty polarized. I did notice that, as of this writing, 20% of the people voting here on IMDb gave it a 10, which is significantly higher than even George Clooney's latest film, "The American" received, although it has a somewhat higher overall score.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good film

kissmymissy, IMDb
21 January 2011
  • Summary: For all the people saying this should be like an 80s kid drug film, or the narrator was annoying. First of all, the drug scene has dramatically changed since the 80s. As far as the narrator, think of the film like a book, there is often an omnipotent narrator that knows more than the characters and tells the story. That's the way the film is done, and it actually works here. An omnipotent narrator fills in the gaps, and that is exactly what he does in Twelve.
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Overall 7
7.0

Instant and Incessant Gratification: A Study of Today's Wealthy Youth

gradyharp, IMDb
9 January 2011
  • Summary: TWELVE is a film that is at first terrifying in its message about the irresponsible, uncontrollable drive for physical gratification among the wealthy youth of New York, and then a film that makes us profoundly sad that this is what we in our permissive, no established behavioral boundaries society have produced.
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Overall 6
6.0

Read the book first!

Taylor Bob, IMDb
28 December 2010
  • Summary: I finally got to see this movie and I have to say, I really did like it. I know that this movie has been getting terrible reviews and slammed by just about everybody, but I would like to back this movie up a bit. 1 - When I first heard about this movie and saw the trailer, my first thought was this reminds me of "The Rules of Attraction" and "Less Than Zero," two of my favorite books and movies. So I immediately went searching for the book "Twelve.
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Can't believe this is what Joel Schumacher has become

Anthony Pittore III (Shattered_Wake), IMDb
26 December 2010
  • Summary: After making his abominations of Batman with 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman & Robin,' Joel Schumacher lost a lot of respect from basically all of the film-going community. However, to me, he has had enough solid flicks like 'The Lost Boys,' 'Phantom of the Opera,' 'St. Elmo's Fire,' and '8MM' to at least have some credibility. Unfortunately, his newest film 'Twelve' is one more addition to the negative side of his filmography.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad preppies; Guilty Pleasure movie

Chris Knipp, IMDb
8 August 2010
  • Summary: Twelve, Less Than Zero lite for teenagers, is enjoyable schlock about beautiful, spoiled, rich Manhattan kids at party time. Some have said the Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is "painfully miscast" as the lead, White Mike, a bereaved preppy dropout drug dealer. Perhaps in the source novel by 17-year-old Nick McDonell White Mike is more dark and haunted, but so what? He's good-looking and young, and his TV series casting associates him with rich kids.
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