Thirteen (2003)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 20, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An emotionally wrenching, not to mention terrifying, film about the perils of being a teenager.

Megan Lehmann
New York Post

Hunter and Reed are excellent, but it's the scarily talented 15-year-old Wood whose scorching, star-making performance drives Thirteen.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

It's a pretentious piece of Valley Girl vileness masquerading as social commentary.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Explicit peer pressure story for older teens.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a Kids for a new generation of the too-young -to-be-this -messed up.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A raw, disturbing look at a world adults would much rather not know about.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An excellent film with a great script, incredible acting, and a truly blunt cautionary tale...

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Although it borders on exploitation in several places, Thirteen packs an emotional wallop.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

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.

Emanuel Levy

A horror tale about a subculture in which impressionable girls drift under group pressure into drugs, piercing, self-mutilation, anorexia and shoplifting

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
How is this ugly, depressing pile entertainment?
Julie B
OMG. Teenagers. Seriously. (Really well done. Scary.)
Alex roy
Thirteen is a decent teen drama concerning two troubled teens that started off well enough, but decided to take the rebellious route. I enjoyed the film… More
Bethany Murphy
Weird and crazy but at the same time it's exactly what happens at 13 when you're slowly starting to turn into a young woman. I remember watching this… More
Jack Hawkins
This film evokes a veritable plethora of negative emotion; I hated almost everything that occurred, but I didn't hate the film. This film explores the… More
Eliza Norton
Well let's admit it ,they should had named it sixteen or seventeen OR the actresses had to look younger ,otherwise they underestimate our perception .In… More