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Alison Willmore
Movieline
October 27, 2011
This is a lumpy, dumb, suspenseless thing that sometimes scarcely feels finished.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
October 29, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 26, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
October 26, 2011
Reinforces the popular notion that remakes are essentially low-reaching affairs that result from a lack of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 25, 2011
[A] half-hearted redundancy, which often looks and sounds like something Charles Bronson paid bills with in 1979.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 27, 2011
A tense, paranoid nightmare with a chilly metaphysical overview has been trampled into a blustering, bad cartoon.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 27, 2012
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 28, 2011
Géla Babluani's English-language remake of his French debut loses the source's gritty, mysterious gloom.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 27, 2011
Making a film about the cutthroat world of Russian Roulette is a little like making a gambling thriller about the card game War.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 28, 2011
"13'' is Gela Babluani's American remake of his successful 2005 Georgian-language film "13 Tzameti.'' He should have left well enough alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 26, 2011
A starry cast and glossier production values simply work against the black-and-white original's strengths in this stillborn thriller.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
November 2, 2011
A one-trick movie, with prefab suspense but also prefab plotting to undercut said suspense.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 26, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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