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Five Thirteen 2013

  • Kader Ayd
  • June 11, 2013
  • 104 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama
What goes around, comes around
In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to protect his young daughter from an unforgiving ex. But the justice that awaits him on the streets is far worse than anything Mike had experienced in prison. His older brother Tre begrudgingly agrees to one last "delivery", attempting to free Mike and his new girlfriend from the grips of the criminal underworld. What transpires is a wild misadventure where multiple lives unknowingly intersect, and where decisions are made that will haunt everyone forever


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Very little to recommend here - after an initially intriguing opening, the film becomes a confused mess with no real focus. Everything feels disjointed and the filmmakers seem to want to create a puzzle where all the pieces fall into place at the end. Trouble is, it becomes difficult to care as the film flits from one set of characters to another with no real attempt to draw a narrative through line that makes any sense so that by the time it does reach a resolution, it is unlikely the audience will care. It doesn't help that the film is derivative of many other films already not particularly original, Crash being the prime example, but the attempt to draw out themes and meaning to the poorly told story is more likely to draw laughs. You know the script has problems when it feels the need to have its characters explain the film's supposed deeper meaning, just in case you didn't get it. Avoid!

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