Based on the novel by Nick McDonell.
" Joel Schumacher's 'Twelve,' from a much better 2002 novel by Nick McDonell, is a drag-ass slog. "
" Sinks under the weight of its own pretensions. "
" Twelve can't decide if it's a cautionary tale or a lifestyle catalog. "
" The result isn't awful, but it is awfully familiar. When will someone make a film about being old, poor and ugly in Omaha? "
" Unlike the novel, the movie never really gets inside these kids, who aren't in the least all right. "
" Plays like a melodramatic rip-off of Bret Easton Ellis books about insufferable kids obsessed with money, drugs and themselves. "
" This movie's like an audiobook, accompanied by visuals from a 7-year-old copy of Vogue. "
" It all comes off as faintly absurd. "
" This is half-baked Larry Clark treated as if it were Picasso's Guernica, which makes the few bright lights stand out all the more. "
" 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). "
" It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of Less Than Zero. "
" Sleek, giddy fun. "
" Schumacher can't keep himself from the kind of vibey camera and editing flourishes that facilitate only viewer numbness... "
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