The Thirteenth Floor
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The increasingly blurry lines between what is real and what is an artificial construct - both physically and philosophically - are the point of focus in the science fiction drama The Thirteenth Floor. In 1937, a man named Fuller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) gives a note to Ashton (Vincent D'Onofrio), the bartender at a swank hotel, that's addressed to Douglas Hall (Craig Bierko). Fuller tells Ashton it's crucial that no one else sees the note, and that the information enclosed is of great importance. Moments later, Fuller transports himself to 1998. He's soon found murdered, and a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"Thirteenth Floor tries to be complex but is merely confusing."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"An overwrought but underwritten sci-fi item."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"As cold and sterile as a piece of machinery."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The film starts strong presenting a captivating scenario, then somewhere in the second half dips into a sappy romance."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"As compelling as a knock-knock joke!"
‑ Brian Farnham, Citysearch
"This is a film about deeply confused people that seems likely to put viewers in a state of deep confusion for most of its running time."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"A marvelous film right up until its inappropriate ending leaves you feeling betrayed."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"based on the Daniel Galouye book "Simulacron 3," first published in the 1960s. ...High-tech and hippie-dippy philosophies go together about as well as chocolate ice cream and brown mustard."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This movie is one of those good, thought-provoking, adult-oriented science fiction sleepers like "The Arrival," "Gattaca" or 'Dark City.'"
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Feels like a bit of a rehash!"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Wildly uneven!"
‑ Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
"It's an effective noir thriller that keeps you, if not on the edge of your seat, at least curious about what might happen next."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Rehashes every Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where the holodeck goes haywire."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The Thirteenth Floor is as unlucky as its title regarding lively acting, believable dialogue and a compelling plot apart from the sci-fi aspects."
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"In the post Dark City, Matrix, eXistenZ cinematic world, it has a decided 'been there, done that' sensibility."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
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