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13 is a 2010 English-language remake of the 2005 French film 13 Tzameti. The film is directed and written byGéla Babluani, who directed and wrote the original film. A trailer was released in August.



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A naïve young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
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review by . February 09, 2012
Starts out very strong and ends very flat.
"13" is the first movie, I can recall, since "The Deer Hunter" that uses Russian roulette as a plot device. I would go out on a limb and say that "13" utilizes Russian roulette even more than "The Deer Hunter" did. Therefore, I found this movie to have a very unique and different vibe about it. I found it to be very intense and extremely well acted. Unfortunately, certain aspects of this film keep it hostage from being an amazing motion picture.   …
review by . December 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
This film is along the lines of Fight Club, Lion Heart and Taken. Vince Ferro is a struggling electrician. We see glimpses of him with his mother and sister and niece. He is working at a house with for a sick gentlemen (Harrison) who receives a mysterious envelope while under some sort of surveillence. Ferro overhears Harrison talking to another guy about the envelope as a means to get some money. Harrison dies in the house of a drug overdose while Vince is still there.     The …
review by . January 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A bullet for a life
There is NOTHING surprising in this movie. You get to know ahead how it will end. So, plot-wise, nothing spectacular.       What is amazing is the array of emotions that one could go through watching such a display of brutality (you don’t really need lots of blood or kicks or hammering to do that). In this movie whereby each rounds the “contestants” in the Russian Roulette game that these rich and speculative men play, it is amounting to a date with fate …
review by . October 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         There are scenes in 13 that successfully elicit a terrifying visceral thrill. There can be no other reaction to a plot that centers on underground Russian roulette and numerous shots that consist of imprisoned men holding guns to each other’s heads. I’ve never fired or even held a gun in my life, and yet the movies have made me aware of that moment just before the trigger is pulled – that solitary, agonizingly tense moment when …
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