Movie 12 Hours (2001) download free
Book Title: 12 Hours|
Directors: Raúl Marchand Sánchez
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Release Date: 2001
Runtime: 89 min
Stars: Jaime Bello,Marcos Betancourt,Modesto Lacen
User ratings: 7.7
Number of downloads: 2758
File size: 8.90 Mb
Page views: 4591
Video quality: DCP
Last download: 5 days ago
IMDb Rating: 6.2
Country: Puerto Rico
Full movie description "12 Hours":Drama unfolds in 12 short hours of nightlife in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Lives intersect and run parallel under the cover of fateful darkness in this debut feature from filmmaker Raul Marchand-Sanchez. Three divorced ladies - one serious, one wild, one repressed - go out on the town and meet trouble and fun while they bond over their varied sad experiences. A teenage daughter reluctantly sets out to lose her virginity at her peers' coaxing. A handsome gigolo turns a $500 trick he'd rather forget and spends his night dodging fears with a friendly transvestite lounge singer who puts on a great show. A grandfatherly taxi driver works the overnight shift to supplement insurance that won't cover his beloved wife's Parkinson's medication, and winds up a hero in some regards. Capturing the mayhem is a frustrated entertainment reporter who gets her big break when she buys cigarettes at a convenience store and stops a robbery, while getting it all on tape.
Reviews of the 12 HoursThis is crap on a stick, my friends. It is the worst thing I have ever seen. I watched it because I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and I've only been living in the US for 5 years, and I like to support everything that is done there. The quantity and quality of talent on that little island is astounding. Yet this is its official entry to the Academy Awards. Now, it is entirely possible that some people might be attracted to this because of its MTV-style, dizzying, all-handheld, quick-cutting "technique." Most people would probably be attracted to its "shock value": foul-language every other word, violence, sex, sex, and some more sex. This is something you really don't see much of in Puerto Rican films, which made it, in the eyes of many, "revolutionary." If what you want is shock value, you go see Pulp Fiction, where every other word is f*** and the violence is truly violent, yet it is so seamlessly put together, so well scripted, and so well acted, that you leave craving for more. The majority of people, however, have to admit that "12 Horas" is embarrassing art.
I don't even know where to begin criticizing this movie, but I'll try: wretched acting (except for Mr. Betancourt, the taxi driver, who makes the best out of what he's given), poor directing (all-handheld, claiming to be "edgy," some good shots that usually get interrupted with really, really crappy editing), and of course, the worst writing in the history of film. Let's talk about story, shall we? (Don't worry, no spoilers here.) EVERY ELEMENT of this movie is ripped off from some other movie. I'm a big fan of when a movie pays homage to a classic, but this is no homage. Explain to me how in one scene in a bar one girl is wearing an outfit and her friends decide to do a "makeover" (`Clueless' ripoff), and within minutes she not only has a brand new outfit, but also new prescription glasses with a trendier frame. And whatever happened to introducing all of your characters within the first half-hour of the film? They have one person appearing an hour and twenty minutes into the film, ten minutes from the end. (Sure, in Costner's `Robin Hood' they bring in Sean Connery as King Richard in a cameo at the end, but he's been referred to the whole movie; we know he exists.) Thankfully, that character is not crucial to the film. Which, of course, begs the question: why IS he there at all? The answer, naturally, is that the filmmakers were out to "expose" the different sides of ourselves, the good and the bad. So what? If it doesn't pertain to the story, YOU CUT IT!
That is, IF you can say that this had a story. It's more like a series of unrelated events. That's not a story. Soderbergh's "Traffic" is comprised of three different stories. They interrelate. They are well written. You CARE about these characters. In "12 hrs." there is no sense of cohesion except that all of the action happens within the same 12-hour span. And that by itself does not constitute a story.
The point of this movie is to make you go `ooh, I can't believe they said that! And in Spanish!' (which is really their whole gimmick; nobody's ever done anything raw like this in Puerto Rico before). I thought we were way past that level as audience members.
Let me see if I can sum up. "Showgirls" is better. "Showgirls" is Oscar-caliber acting, directing and especially WRITING next to this. You all know what I'm talking about.
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