Simon Vozick-Levinson
July 13, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Thirteen

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
95 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/20/03
performer
Nikki Reed, Evan Rachel Wood, Sarah Clarke, Holly Hunter, Kip Pardue, Jeremy Sisto, Deborah Unger
director
Catherine Hardwicke
distributor
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author
Catherine Hardwicke, Nikki Reed
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

Red and blue states are rival nations in Thirteen?s near-future America. Hunting a fugitive across the ideologically balkanized continent, a genetically enhanced hitman comes to grips with society’s hatred of his own ”variant” kind.

For Fans of…
Gattaca‘s DNA-driven dystopia; the subversive fury of Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go.

Bottom Line
Richard K. Morgan’s bare-knuckle procedural plot makes room for provocative takes on race, gender, and religion. A-

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