January 3rd, 2010

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A naive 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.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.2/10 (16,126 voted)

Critic's Score: 29/100

Director: Géla Babluani

Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann

In Talbot, Ohio, a father's need for surgeries puts the family in a financial bind. His son Vince, an electrician, overhears a man talking about making a fortune in just a day. When the man overdoses on drugs, Vince find instructions and a cell phone that the man has received and substitutes himself: taking a train to New York and awaiting contact. He has no idea what it's about. He ends up at a remote house where wealthy men bet on who will survive a complicated game of Russian roulette: he's number 13. In flashbacks we meet other contestants, including a man whose brother takes him out of a mental institution in order to compete. Can Vince be the last one standing?

Writers: Géla Babluani, Greg Pruss

Sam Riley - Vince Ferro
Alice Barrett - Leanne Ferro (as Alice Barrett Mitchell)
Gaby Hoffmann - Clara Ferro
Jason Statham - Jasper
Stephen Beach - Nick Ferro
Mickey Rourke - Jefferson
Michael Berry Jr. - William
Michael Shannon - Henry
Mike D'Onofrio - Frank (as Michael D'Onofrio)
Starla Benford - Dr. Anna Cummings
Ray Winstone - Ronald Lynn Bagges
Daisy Tahan - Jenny Ferro
Carlos Reig-Plaza - Warden
Forrest Griffin - Joey Blarro
Ed Bergtold - Cop #1


Official Website: Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Crestwood, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: €70,849 (Greece) (23 September 2010) (15 Screens)

Gross: €113,752 (Netherlands) (6 July 2011)

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Did You Know?

All of the numbers on the train cars shown in various parts of the film add up to the number 13.

Continuity: Jefferson has sparrow tattoos on his shoulders. In scene after his guard tries to kill him, these tattoos disappear and re-appear shortly after.

User Review

Nathan_BA's review has got it all wrong!

Rating: 4/10

First of all, if you could handle Tzameti 13 you'll be sorely disappointed in 13.

This Hollywood "rehash" resembles more closely, the Hostel series but with more jump scares, or "Saw", but with guns.

Jason Stratham, Ray Winstone, Mickey Rourke, and David Zayas are wasted and merely have what amounts to brief cameos among a cast of unknowns who do little to move the story along. Sadly, it wasn't the thriller or mind-f*&% film audiences would have hoped for. When the movie is over, it leaves you with a feeling as you just had a meal that wasn't satisfying. Some parts of the dialog were so bad that it made me wince. I had to back it up a bit to see if they actually said what I thought they said and it was even more painful to watch the second time.

I rented it from a Redbox DVD dispensing machine and I still want my dollar back.

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