'Twelve' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   1 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   29 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    34
    Unlike the novel, the movie never really gets inside these kids, who aren't in the least all right.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Sinks under the weight of its own pretensions.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Melissa Anderson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Though Crawford's bangs and facial hair are the most art-directed aspect of the movie, he's costumed to look like a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia (Madison Avenue branch).
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    42
    The result isn't awful, but it is awfully familiar. When will someone make a film about being old, poor and ugly in Omaha?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Debruge Variety (Top Critic)
    Twelve can't decide if it's a cautionary tale or a lifestyle catalog.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    38
    It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of Less Than Zero.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com (Top Critic)
    This movie's like an audiobook, accompanied by visuals from a 7-year-old copy of Vogue.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Sleek, giddy fun.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Travers Rolling Stone (Top Critic)
    25
    Joel Schumacher's 'Twelve,' from a much better 2002 novel by Nick McDonell, is a drag-ass slog.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Robert Abele Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    40
    Schumacher can't keep himself from the kind of vibey camera and editing flourishes that facilitate only viewer numbness...
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • John Hanlon Big Hollywood
    20
    Overburdened with too many characters and a manufactured conclusion, "Twelve" wastes a solid performance by Chace Crawford.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • James Plath Movie Metropolis
    50
    There are absolutely no surprises in "Twelve." None. And the characters are as familiar as the story--a stock collection of "prep school" males and females that look as if they've never sat through a class in their lives.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • James Plath DVDTown.com
    50
    There are absolutely no surprises in "Twelve." None. And the characters are as familiar as the story--a stock collection of "prep school" males and females that look as if they've never sat through a class in their lives.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Matt Singer IFC.com
    42
    Give Schumacher credit for making a movie that is, at the very least, unique in its failure.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Armond White New York Press
    Joel Schumacher's talent exceeds his ambition in Twelve.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf BrianOrndorf.com
    0
    An unsavory piece of dreary, mindless ick from a director who can't seem to get his act together these days. That is, if he ever had an act to begin with.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
    50
    Twelve is so much less than zero.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • S. Jhoanna Robledo Common Sense Media
    40
    Bleak, intense look at the high life of NYC's young elites.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tricia Olszewski Washington City Paper
    Want to punch the narrator in the face? Good, we're on the same page.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Stephen Whitty Newark Star-Ledger
    38
    It all comes off as faintly absurd.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Annlee Ellingson Moving Pictures Magazine
    Like most of its characters, Twelve is too cool for school.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Ted Fry Seattle Times
    Plays like a melodramatic rip-off of Bret Easton Ellis books about insufferable kids obsessed with money, drugs and themselves.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    42
    Another disappointing portrait of rich spoiled kids based on an estimable novel, though you can't blame the actors for the shallow, glitzy tale, directed by Joel Schumacher.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion
    17
    One of the characters...astutely describes herself as 'shallow and narcissistic.' So's the movie.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Dave White Movies.com
    50
    It's been about 15 years since we had a really major and unpleasant Teen Nihilism movie to feel good about...so teen audiences should soak this one right up.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
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