Tom Sinclair
April 20, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Twelve

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