The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Joel Schumacher's Twelve, the latest expose of self-indulgence among privileged teens, is sleek, giddy fun.
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By Michelle Orange
Over-narrated by Kiefer Sutherland in full "this is extremely important and also very, very cool" mode, from its first self-important minutes Twelve seems as if it can't possibly be serious. Would that it were not.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Twelve ogles the lost boys and girls as they make their mistakes. But unlike the novel, the movie never really gets inside these kids, who aren't in the least all right.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
From the moment Joel Schumacher's dour teens-in-crisis melodrama establishes its group of spoiled (and so, so unloved) Manhattan silver-spooners, you long for anything to leaven the tsk-tsk prurience.
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Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
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).
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of "Less Than Zero."
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
Unlike "The Lost Boys," there are no bloodsuckers in Twelve. Instead, it just sucks time: 98 minutes to be exact that you can never get back.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sorry, no XOXO for this slick, hollow hooey.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
There's no getting around how dreadful Twelve is – how tone deaf it is to its young protagonists and how vapid its ersatz production design seems.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
"If you don't want something," Twelve informs us, "you've got nothing." Well, I wanted to watch a good movie. But Joel Schumacher's shallow teen drama gave me nothing, instead.
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22 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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