13 Sins

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13 Sins may be derivative of other horror films that made their moral points with more finesse, but it atones with a grim sense of humor and sleek style.



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A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last. (c) Radius-TWC

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Devon Graye
as Michael
Tom Bower
as Father
Ron Perlman
as Chilcoat
Tom S. Lawson Jr.
as Professor Solomon
Sharon Smith
as Hostess
Greg Pearson
as Security Guard
Ritchie Montgomery
as Apartment Manager
Brylee Woodard
as Little Girl
John McConnell
as Detective
Robert Larriviere
as Sketch Artist
Ross Anderson
as Boy At Next Table
Judd Lormand
as Diner Cop
Stephanie Honoré
as Junkie Girl
Bill Scharpf
as Bus Driver
Donny Boaz
as Witter
Han Soto
as Uniform Officer
Lance E. Nichols
as Police Captain
Joan Rea
as Old Woman
Christopher Berry
as Lanky Detective - Vance
Angela Jones Landry
as Aunt Jessica
Stefan Solea
as Tweaker
Chris Ashworth
as Park Police #1
Jeffrey Galpin
as Park Police #2
Holly O'Quinn
as Eager Beaver
George Coe
as Game Voice
Richard Burgi
as Kopneckny/Boss
John Grew
as Homeless Man
Nick Epper
as Jon Witter's Brother
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Audience Reviews for 13 Sins

  • May 11, 2015
    The motorcycle scene was grotesque! The only part I liked was the phone call at the ending.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2015
    13 Sins is the English language remake of the 2006 Thai movie 13 Beloved, which was similar in style, substance and name to the 2006 French movie 13 Tzameti which had its own English language remake called 13. Confused? Well so was I because I couldn't remember if this was one of the ones I'd seen before or not. Turns out I hadn't, but I have now. 13 Sins sits somewhere in the middle in terms of acceptability for a film. The plot was thin, the acting and effects were "okay" virtually every twist you could see coming or was stupid and unimportant, the second-hand embarrassment from what Mark Webber's character goes through is palpable, and the climax was only moderately satisfying... But I was also never bored, and there's nothing worse for a film to be than boring. So there's something to be said for that. Even if Cheap Thrills came along and did it better.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2014
    It really bothers me when I like a film that is clearly a rip off of another film. 13 Sins is nothing more than a horror writers take on 12 Rounds. There are no wrestlers in this one, although I'm pretty sure Ron Perlman would have made a great one. This film is about a game, millionaires have played for decades, a game that has become more prolific and a lot more fun, with the advent of modern technology. A seemingly random person receives a call telling them that they've been selected for a game show. The subject completes simple tasks and starts earning money, but as the prize goes up, so does the danger. Once the subject is a wanted felon, they must finish the game and earn the grand prize or they could be spending the rest of their lives behind bars. Veteran character actor, Mark Webber, stars in 13 Sins and he was a very odd choice for a leading man. Webber is this small nerdy guy, who seems like he wouldn't be the type to play this game, no matter the reward. Like many others, Webber is suckered in an soon becomes a wanted man, he is being chased by a local detective, played by Ron Perlman. The casting created a very awkward dynamic, as the "good guy" is this huge scary guy, and the "bad guy" is this little nerdy guy, but somehow it works. 13 Sins is certainly more horrific and crazy than 12 Rounds was, however the similarities between the two are so similar that I'm surprised WWE Films didn't attempt to halt it's release. I loved the idea of 12 Rounds and 13 Sins is just taking the same idea to an extreme, but despite the clear similarities, and the odd choice of casting, it's still a thrilling film that was definitely entertaining.
    Todd S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2014
    A disturbing psychological thriller, 13 Sins is a bit familiar but still manages to deliver some mystery and excitement. In desperate need of money to support his family Elliot Brindle enters into a multi-million dollar competition to complete 13 challenges, but as the challenges become more extreme he begins to question whether winning will be worth the cost. The challenges are rather creative and do a good job at getting progressively more disturbing and at building intrigue. Still, the shadow organization stuff is pretty cliche and formulaic; with the group being all powerful and all knowing. Yet despite its lack of originality, 13 Sins is a frightening and intense look at the hidden darkness within a person.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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