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Overview


Genre :

Drama, Thriller

Release Date :

October 28, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Gela Babluani

Starring :

Sam Riley, Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Jason Statham, Ray Winstone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgard, Ben Gazzara

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..packaging is slick, but a major minus among design contributions is the score, which underlines every already-obvious emotion..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
1.5 of 4

“..one of Babluani's biggest mistakes was to shoot the remake in color instead of black and white, which helped give the original its gritty flavor..”
by V.A. Musetto [New York Post]
“..loses the source's gritty, mysterious gloom..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
“..and instead of realist mysteries, we get leaden pathos..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..all it seems to do away with is the black-and-white cinematography and pesky subtitles of the French original, and the result is boring, which isn't to say it's particularly better or worse than its artier predecessor..”
by Rob Humanick [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : D+

“..13's premise has a certain pulpy allure; when an overqualified Michael Shannon calls out the rules of each game it plays a little like a demented variation on "Simon Says." It's just too bad the film takes itself so seriously..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]

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