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District B13

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District B13

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/02/06
performer:
David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli
director:
Pierre Morel
distributor:
Magnolia Pictures
author:
7631, 59334
genre:
ActionAdventure, Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Leave it to the French to resurrect the Great White Martial Artist. And in District B13, this Luc Besson-hatched action flick, we get two: Leito (David Belle) and Damien (Cyril Raffaelli), mismatched badasses who have to extract a WMD from a nasty futuristic Parisian ghetto. The big innovation here is that the two nimble leads, stuntmen-turned-stars, are devotees of parkour, a fancy French word for the fluid use of urban environments as jungle gyms. And while the fight scenes do carry a nifty charge, parkour itself isn’t quite revolutionary: Jackie Chan’s been doing the same thing for 20 years.

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