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13 (2011)

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17

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 5

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Vince Ferro is a man in desperate circumstances. While on a quick fix-it job, he steals an envelope containing instructions for a mysterious job that promises a potential fortune. He assumes a false identity and follows the instructions, only to find himself a numbered participant in an underworld Russian roulette competition, where gamblers place bets on who'll survive when the trigger is pulled. The stakes are high, but the payout is more than he can resist. Many are competing for the first

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Géla Babluani, Greg Pruss

Nov 8, 2011

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Géla Babluani's English-language remake of his French debut loses the source's gritty, mysterious gloom.

October 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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"13'' is Gela Babluani's American remake of his successful 2005 Georgian-language film "13 Tzameti.'' He should have left well enough alone.

October 28, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A tense, paranoid nightmare with a chilly metaphysical overview has been trampled into a blustering, bad cartoon.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A starry cast and glossier production values simply work against the black-and-white original's strengths in this stillborn thriller.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Variety
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Aside from some character-defining flashbacks, a godawful score and sweat-enhancing color photography, it's the same movie as before -- a divertingly tense yet superficial time-waster.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Comment (1)
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[A] half-hearted redundancy, which often looks and sounds like something Charles Bronson paid bills with in 1979.

October 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The anticlimactic final half hour, which is capped off with an oddly (and needless) downbeat finish, cements the film's place as a curiously half-baked piece of work...

January 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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A one-trick movie, with prefab suspense but also prefab plotting to undercut said suspense.

November 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Despite a big, Hollywood budget allowing for a more grisly and more graphic, high attrition-rate adventure, this disappointing remake somehow still adds up to less. Rent the original.

October 29, 2011 Full Review Source: AALBC.com
AALBC.com

This is a lumpy, dumb, suspenseless thing that sometimes scarcely feels finished.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

Making a film about the cutthroat world of Russian Roulette is a little like making a gambling thriller about the card game War.

October 27, 2011 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

It's not quite the disastrous remake it could've been; however, by changing so little, Babluani has made the same mistakes all over again.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

Reinforces the popular notion that remakes are essentially low-reaching affairs that result from a lack of ideas.

October 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for 13

A sharp, stylish, edgy and tension-charged thriller. It's a thrilling, nail-biting and exceptionally performed and well-crafted film. Director, Gela Bablunai takes his classic original film and gives it a new life and darkness to explore for a new audience. A story with intense choices, compelling characters and brutally explosive consequences that chill you to the bone. A chilling and suspenseful movie that's gut-wrenching, cripplingly disturbing and eye-opening, strong and riveting movie. It packs a full-clip of intensity and has the impact of a hot slug from a gun. An outstanding cast of actors who do a great job with their supporting roles. Sam Riley gives an excellent performance, making a wonderful lead character. Ray Winstone is brilliant. Mickey Rourke is fantastic Rourke and Winstone add some empathy to their characters due to their harsh surroundings and brutal nature that surrounds them. Jason Statham is terrific, he brings a great mystery to his character as well as greed and brief emotional regret.
October 30, 2012
allan913

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3 3/4's for me. This movie really had my heart racing. A little rough around the edges. Definitely Independent film style. Definitely suspenseful. My husband thought that this was a strange movie..I found it intriguing, and a bit shocking, at times. Plenty of familiar faces were invlolved in this project...
May 14, 2012
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

Very good movie, impressive! I heard this was a remake, I didn't see the original but this was a very edgy heart-pumping film. The movie keeps you guessing what's gonna happen and even though some actors are not used to there full potential it was good enough. Loved the ending very wicked!!!

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
April 18, 2011
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Manu Gino

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one of the improved and good remaked movie's, that's full of tension and thrilling, put me in a state of high tension.... I like it
February 18, 2011
Crashinkov

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