Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum)
Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009)

The loud, intense, and explosive action saga Banlieue 13: Ultimatum is a sequel to the 2004 European blockbuster Banlieue 13. This second installment was directed by Patrick Alessandrin but initially gestated from the vision of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 5, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: District 13 bites off more than it can chew with its political subtext and questionable script, but the many action sequences are never less than entertaining.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

No need for CGI when you've got sweet moves, fast feet and a bottomless hoard of adrenaline.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

While it doesn't match the bombastic, bone-breaking brio of its predecessor, 2004's District B-13, this sequel imaginatively spices up the leftovers.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

If you like your action comic-book style, with the emphasis more on slapstick than on blood and gore, this silly but slick sequel is a great way to get your fix.

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader

This sequel to the French actioner District B13 (2004) offers more of what made the original such a sublimely stupid pleasure.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is the first action movie in which bombs serve a humanitarian end.

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Paul Chambers

Silly action with phony-looking stunts. And, the story? Don't get me started. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If anyone is going to persuade fanboys to attend a movie with French subtitles, that man is Luc Besson.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

This tale of conspiracy and corruption, directed with adrenalized pleasure by Patrick Alessandrin and written by a reinvigorated Luc Besson, has a brain.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

French parkour-action sequel - featuring David Belle, one of the inventors of the sport - to the kinetic dystopian 2004 film District B13, features lots of incredible stunts that at least look as though they weren't accomplished by the use of green screen

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
An awesome, off the wall action-packed adventure. It's better than the original, bringing back the style, wit, grit and eye-opening stunts that made the… More
Kevin M. Williams
Luc Besson's behind this explosion of parkour (the French initiated sport of freestyle bouncing off of urban obstacles, ala Spiderman), but the story is… More
JY Skacto
Patrick Alessandrin screams parkour with <i>B13: Ultimatum</i>.<p>When it comes to plot details, there is enough to fill the 95 minutes of… More
Dean McKenna
This sequel to a 2004 French original continues as a showcase for Parkour. Starring David Belle and his mate, Wushu expert Cyril Raffaelli,… More
xGary Xx
Supercop Damien reunites with his old friend Leito to prevent a plot by a sinister government agency to level Banlieue 13 and profit from the rebuilding… More
Cynthia S.
Enjoyable action film. Not as good as the original, but pretty close. There is more plot, and the villains seem more believable this time around. The action… More