The Thirteenth Floor
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 28, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bad script and confusing plot undermine the movie's impressive visuals.

Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

Thirteenth Floor tries to be complex but is merely confusing.

Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Wildly uneven!

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Let down by some mediocre acting, pedestrian dialogue and slow pacing!

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

An overwrought but underwritten sci-fi item.

Michael Dequina

As cold and sterile as a piece of machinery.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

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.

Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

[A] stylish but overplotted and ultimately illogical combination of science fiction, mystery and romance.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I quite enjoyed the complexity of this film. Somewhat like the Matrix in that the question is "what is real?". I had the advantage that I recorded… More
Jason Spencer
Sort of a matrix wanna be but not too bad.
Kevin M. Williams
Furthur speculation on the Frankenstein hypothesis, namely: does the thing created to emulate life actually possess a soul? A computer programmer is suspected… More
Mason Williams
The Thirteenth Floor is a very different plot. A man is found dead whom created this virtual world that transports people back to the 1930's. The problem… More
Wahida K
The Thirteenth Floor, what was I thinking when I watched this Movie at first? There is really no point in the Movie. This is weird.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Cool murder-mystery twisted reality cinema-noir thriller. The twists were a bit confusing at times, but it had a nice payoff.