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Twelve

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Twelve

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Wide Release Date:
08/06/10
performer:
Chace Crawford, Zoe Kravitz
director:
Joel Schumacher
author:
68751
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

The punk priestess cherry-picks a dozen (mostly) classic rock songs for her first-ever covers set, with bemusingly bland results. From a rote version of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ”Are You Experienced?” to a too-faithful romp through the Rolling Stones’ ”Gimme Shelter,” almost nothing on Twelve evokes Patti Smith’s old ”Go, Rimbaud!” chutzpah. Sole exception: her trademark poetic rant on Nirvana’s ”Smells Like Teen Spirit,” which only makes you wish she’d ranted up enough new material for an original album and scrapped this one.

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