12 Monkeys (1995)

12 monkeysBy Scott Goldfine

A devastating virus forces a handful of surviving humans into a subterranean existence in this futuristic thriller from director Terry Gilliam (“Brazil,” “The Fisher King”). Bruce Willis is a prisoner who time travels back to 1996 to find the virus’ source.

This highly satisfying film is bolstered by Gilliam’s skewed visual style and Brad Pitt’s hysterical turn as a loony animal rights radical. Also stars Madeleine Stowe. Rated R.

GRADE: A-

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