13 Reviews

  • A tense, paranoid nightmare with a chilly metaphysical overview has been trampled into a blustering, bad cartoon.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • [A] half-hearted redundancy, which often looks and sounds like something Charles Bronson paid bills with in 1979.

    Michael Atkinson — Village Voice

  • A starry cast and glossier production values simply work against the black-and-white original's strengths in this stillborn thriller.

    Dennis Harvey — Variety

  • "13'' is Gela Babluani's American remake of his successful 2005 Georgian-language film "13 Tzameti.'' He should have left well enough alone.

    V.A. Musetto — New York Post

  • Gela Babluani's English-language remake of his French debut loses the source's gritty, mysterious gloom.

    John DeFore — Hollywood Reporter

  • 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...

    David Nusair — Reel Film Reviews

  • A one-trick movie, with prefab suspense but also prefab plotting to undercut said suspense.

    Marshall Fine — Hollywood & Fine

  • 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.

    Kam Williams — AALBC.com

  • This is a lumpy, dumb, suspenseless thing that sometimes scarcely feels finished.

    Alison Willmore — Movieline

  • Making a film about the cutthroat world of Russian Roulette is a little like making a gambling thriller about the card game War.

    Nathan Rabin — AV Club

  • Reinforces the popular notion that remakes are essentially low-reaching affairs that result from a lack of ideas.

    Rob Humanick — Slant Magazine

  • 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.

    Keith Uhlich — Time Out

  • 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.

    Brian Orndorf — BrianOrndorf.com

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