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District B13 (Banlieue 13) Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Urban ills are pretty much the same worldwide. But it's the very Frenchness of the film that makes it amusant. Unlike a typical American actioner, the villain is not a megalomaniacal genius, nor a corporate overlord; it's the civil servants. . .
June 15, 2017
The straight-faced outrageousness is part of the film's charm, while the stripped down aesthetic, driving pace, and impressive action sequences are the film's charge.
October 6, 2013
When Belle is in motion, the movie excels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 5, 2010
This action film from Luc Besson's B-movie factory is one of his best.
April 29, 2009
Comes off more like a theme park show than an actual film, it's there to deliver stunts and never an actual story.
July 4, 2007
the most memorable parts of District 13 actually precede the unfolding of its main plot, which, much like the thermonuclear device on which it is premised, is never allowed to fulfill its explosive promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 3, 2007
Both smart and direct, District B13 is the kind of lean, mean action film most of America's working directors only wish they could pull off.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 6, 2007
A message-based actioner that's fast, dumb fun.
June 6, 2007
I was delighted by the balletic and acrobatic stunts, some of which evoke Tarzan.
January 2, 2007
Nifty action flick influenced by Hong Kong cinema that includes a critique of French racism against immigrant community.
December 20, 2006
O roteiro quase inexistente é uma mera desculpa para que o filme apresente ao espectador diversas seqüências de ação absolutamente sensacionais criadas a partir do parkour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2006
There's something refreshing about an action film that actually gives a damn about more than explosions.
October 27, 2006
Genre fans will get a kick from the martial-arts action, and that's all District B13 needs to do.
| Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2006
In his feature directing debut, cinematographer Pierre Morel has delivered an adrenaline-packed picture that sold its brains to the devil in exchange for spectacular fight and chase scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2006
District B13 is an apocalyptic action message movie with a distinct French flare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2006
The highly stylized result feels barren of both texture and imagination.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2006
For a film that's so light on its feet, "B13" seems rooted in what's really happening on the ground.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
July 14, 2006
District 13 features several plot twists that can only be described as silly, but it's still a hugely entertaining film. Turn off your brain and enjoy.
July 14, 2006
If there's a sequel...I'm there!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 8, 2006
A 90-minute feature simply showing [David] Belle's stunts with no frills would be great; unfortunately, they only account for about 10 minutes - the rest of the time, Belle is called upon to act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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