The Thirteenth Floor

Critics Consensus

Bad script and confusing plot undermine the movie's impressive visuals.



Total Count: 63


Audience Score

User Ratings: 30,444
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Computer scientist Hammnod Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated paralell world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions. Fuller is murdered in our "real" world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine.


Craig Bierko
as Douglas Hall
Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Hannon Fuller
Gretchen Mol
as Jane Fuller
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Whitney/Ashton
Dennis Haysbert
as Det. Larry McBain
Steven Schub
as Zev Bernstein
Leon Rippy
as Jane's Lawyer
Burt Bulos
as Bellhop
Jeremy Roberts
as Tom Jones
Tia Texada
as Natasha's Roommate
Shiri Appleby
as Bridget Manilla
Bob Clendenin
as Bank Manager
Rachel Winfree
as Woman Bank Customer
Meghan Ivey
as Chanteuse
Alison Lohman
as Honey Bear Girl
Hadda Brooks
as Lounge Piano Player
Ron Boussom
as Maitre'D
Ernie Lively
as 30's Cop
Toni Sawyer
as Grierson's Wife
Brooks Almy
as Bridget's Mom
Darryl Henriques
as Cab Driver
Suzanne Harrer
as Tired Dancer
Lee Weaver
as 30's Limo Driver
Geoffrey Rivas
as Security Guard
Travis Tedford
as Newspaper Boy
Jeff Blumenkrantz
as Choreographer
Andrew Alden
as Doorman
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Critic Reviews for The Thirteenth Floor

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Audience Reviews for The Thirteenth Floor

  • Oct 06, 2013
    I quite enjoyed the complexity of this film. Somewhat like the Matrix in that the question is "what is real?". I had the advantage that I recorded it on my PVR, so I could go back over the parts that were most confusing.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2013
    Not a total dud but not very memorable either, "The Thirteenth Floor" is mostly a hit-or-miss affair that ends on a dull note but is at least entertaining enough so that your time spent watching it doesn't feel completely wasted. The visuals are nice and the premise is clever, but the script is bland and uninspired and the acting is pretty unremarkable. It's moderately interesting, but that's about the only thing that "The Thirteenth Floor" has going for it.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2012
    Mediocre at best. The ending is cool, though not mind-blowingly unpredictable. The buildup is way too long, and though the first twist is a bit unpredictable, the second is painfully obvious. More attention could be given to 1937 LA considering this is a 2 hour film, and I think it be appropriate to show some of the alternate universes considering that they're mentioned multiple times.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2011
    While the premise and visuals are unique and have tons of potential, the weak script and far out there plot put a damper on anything good that works in the film.
    Chris B Super Reviewer

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