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Twelve is the story of 17-year-old White Mike, the privileged son of a restaurant tycoon. His mother succumbed to breast cancer several years before the film begins. White Mike is a drug dealer who has taken his senior year in high school off to sell drugs to his wealthy peers. When he is not selling drugs he is reminiscing of his childhood and philosophizing about a world he feels he is not a part of. The title of the film refers to a new designer drug which the protagonist of the novel, White Mike, sells. The drug is referred to as a cross between cocaine and ecstasy.-- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sinks under the weight of its own pretensions."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of Less Than Zero."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Give Schumacher credit for making a movie that is, at the very least, unique in its failure."
‑ Matt Singer,
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The result isn't awful, but it is awfully familiar. When will someone make a film about being old, poor and ugly in Omaha?"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Schumacher can't keep himself from the kind of vibey camera and editing flourishes that facilitate only viewer numbness..."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Overburdened with too many characters and a manufactured conclusion, "Twelve" wastes a solid performance by Chace Crawford."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"The film version of Twelve is quite the opposite of the book, a dull and thoughtless ride with a sad excuse for a climax."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"One of the characters...astutely describes herself as 'shallow and narcissistic.' So's the movie."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It all comes off as faintly absurd."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Plays like a melodramatic rip-off of Bret Easton Ellis books about insufferable kids obsessed with money, drugs and themselves."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Joel Schumacher's talent exceeds his ambition in Twelve."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
"Want to punch the narrator in the face? Good, we're on the same page."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
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