District B13 (Banlieue 13)
District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006)

A nuclear weapon has been stolen by the most powerful gang in Paris' treacherous, walled-in ghetto, and it's up to a determined cop and a vigilante criminal in search of his sister to infiltrate the sector, save the girl, and get… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 2, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A nonstop thrill ride, District B13's dizzying action sequences more than make up for any expository flaws.

Lisa Nesselson

A message-based actioner that's fast, dumb fun.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

District B13 doesn't waste time with fake personality clashes. Both lead actors are amazingly fluid athletes, and during the many getaway and shoot-'em-up sequences, there is a minimum of special effects or wire choreography.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Urban ills are pretty much the same worldwide. But it's the very Frenchness of the film that makes it amusant. Unlike a typical American actioner, the villain is not a megalomaniacal genius, nor a corporate overlord; it's the civil servants. . .

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I was delighted by the balletic and acrobatic stunts, some of which evoke Tarzan.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

The typically moronic plot simply gets in the way of what might have been a super-ambitious sneaker commercial.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

The straight-faced outrageousness is part of the film's charm, while the stripped down aesthetic, driving pace, and impressive action sequences are the film's charge.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

As 85-minute testosterone binges go, you could do a whole lot worse.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Real-life events have overtaken District B13, and they give this feverish, yet oddly flat French action adventure a whiff of substance to go along with its spectacular stunts.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

When Belle is in motion, the movie excels.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
It's great over the top fun. A smart, funny and highly entertaining film packed with incredible wall to wall action. Ong Bak meets Escape from New York. An… More
xGary Xx
A crime riddled district of Paris is walled up and abandoned by the authorities, but when a neutron bomb is stolen by its crime boss, a lone cop is sent in to… More
JY Skacto
Pierre Morel gets <i>District B13</i> in, over, and around the block.<p>Everything about this film is quick. The pacing of the story feels… More
KJ Proulx
It may not serve as the most original film when you think about the story, but the atmosphere, the look, and the events are all very new and awesome to watch.… More
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Dean McKenna
Awesome non-stop action, acrobatic, martial arts and apocalypse madness French film I ever saw since Hong Kong and Thailand movies. Cyril Raffaelli and David… More