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At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student--if not a little naive. When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and self-mutilation. As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother--as well as, teachers and old friends.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hunter and Reed are excellent, but it's the scarily talented 15-year-old Wood whose scorching, star-making performance drives Thirteen."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"It's a pretentious piece of Valley Girl vileness masquerading as social commentary."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Explicit peer pressure story for older teens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A rather basic tale about the perils of going along with the in-crowd and the extremes to which teenagers will act out for attention."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Al menos una película se las arregla para decir que el "american way of life" (...) esconde terribles tragedias domésticas."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"It's a Kids for a new generation of the too-young -to-be-this -messed up."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A raw, disturbing look at a world adults would much rather not know about."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"An excellent film with a great script, incredible acting, and a truly blunt cautionary tale..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"a sober-sided Freaky Friday -- a chance to look through the eyes of a child"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Can be admired for the truths it manages to expose, but it can't shake off the cheap feel of its horror movie tactics."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Although it borders on exploitation in several places, Thirteen packs an emotional wallop."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Thirteen, a disturbing look at rebellious teens, is galvanized by emotional extremes and wrenching performances. But this gritty indie film also presumes a profundity that its edgy shocks and drama-queen histrionics don't deliver."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"A horror tale about a subculture in which impressionable girls drift under group pressure into drugs, piercing, self-mutilation, anorexia and shoplifting"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"What power does a teenage girl have?"
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Told with a hysteria usually reserved for sex-ed films"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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