• Released
  • June 2, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Drama
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Twelve and Holding Synopsis
The death of his identical twin forces an adolescent (Conor Donovan) and two friends to try to cope.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Aside from its frank consideration of preteen sexuality, the most daring thing about Cuesta's extraordinary film is its willingness to put...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Twelve and Holding could have been a series of horror stories, but the filmmakers and their gifted young actors somehow negotiate the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Except for an ending that's so implausible it might have derailed a less solid work, Twelve and Holding is a realistic and sympathetic...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Cuesta prizes curiosity and perception over conflict resolution. He likes the way kids take their cues from adults and the ways they revolt...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Illuminating and unsettling.
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75

Chicago Tribune

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The kids deliver uniformly solid, occasionally remarkable performances.
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75

New York Post

The film 12 and Holding brings you back to when you routinely said things like, "I'm going to kill you" or "We're soul mates" and meant it.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Lacks the powerful focus of the filmmaker's debut effort and often flounders under the weight of its melodrama and contrivances. But it...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A movie with better parts than a whole. But where it's right, it's really right.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The young cast is terrific, giving the stories unearned weight.
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Rated R | For some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language