When you see Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke in a same movie you pretty much know what you are in for… I expected more from this movie but still it was pretty watchable considering the fact that it was pretty rushed and it seemed like it was shot in like a week. 13 used the same old tournament idea that apparently can be spun in any direction. I wonder what is the next tournament is going to be, how much can you masturbate without cumming? Anywhoo, an accidental hero (well not hero, main character) gets an invitation for a tournament (accidentally, of course). The main idea is pretty simple, bunch of people form a ring and then pull out guns and point them at the head of the person in front of them. Sort of super-sized Russian roulette, and of course, if there is an uncertain outcome present, people are willing to bet money. And so the story unfolds… There is not much action, but overwhelming tension made up for that. Movie is rather unpredictable, and I found it very interesting. Acting was a bit wooden, but I liked Ray Winstone and Alexander Skarsgård much more then Statham and Rourke combination… But worse than that is 50 Cent. Yes, for no apparent reason Mr. 50 Cent decided to be a part of this movie. I cannot understand how this guy gets work, HE CANNOT ACT. He was only good while playing himself, and even that posed a problem for him. He seems more lost and out of character then Mr. Sparkly from Twilight. Sometimes the thing you want to do does not correlate with your skillset needed to achieve that thing. Anywhoo, this is a good movie to start a movie night with, and after that check out some better releases.

Director: Géla Babluani

Cast: Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Alexander Skarsgård, Ray Winstone, 50 Cells, Ben Gazzara

Fun Facts: Ray Liotta was originally cast in the role of Detective Larry Mullane, a part that eventually went to David Zayas after Liotta had to bow out, due to a scheduling conflict.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0798817/

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