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  • Summary: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Apr 18, 2014
    Darkly funny and deeply twisted, 13 Sins grabs you from its startling opening sequence and doesn’t let go.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    Apr 16, 2014
    [Webber's] performance is crazy good, and so emotionally charged that viewers may be forgiving of a finale overloaded with silly twists.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Apr 16, 2014
    Creepy enough to get the job done, but not sufficiently extreme to fulfill the initial setup.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Prigge
    Apr 13, 2014
    Daniel Stamm's film is solidly helmed, if expectedly over-reliant on unnecessarily grisly comeuppances that leave nothing to the imagination.
  5. Reviewed by: Nikola Grozdanovic
    Apr 28, 2014
    This is one of those mind games that lean too heavily on the mindless to be thoroughly enjoyable, turning sadistic pleasure into harmless boredom.
  6. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Apr 16, 2014
    When the fly trapped in the spider's web is as clueless and selfish as the sap played by Mark Webber in 13 Sins, it's hard to muster much sympathy.
  7. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Apr 17, 2014
    A "Saw" knockoff without the torture porn.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Apr 27, 2014
    This is what someone would make if Saw and Chess were together. That's what 13 Sins is. The movie starts out slow and ends slow as well. But the entertaining plot and the strong performances make it more than just a bargain theatre horror porn. When I mean this movie is crazy, it's super crazy. Plot twists, direction and story is done really well. This one really is much more than its aiming for. Providing great action scenes, awesome plot twists and a bloody 70s game show style- 13 Sins is one of the best VOD movies of the year, it's scary, twisted and bloody fun. Expand
  2. May 4, 2014
    13 Sins is brutal, mainstream terror. I watched it online and I not only was hooked all the way to the end, but also thinking of what a hell of an idea. Well done performances from all the actors and the there is likable characters too. Every film has its SINS, this movie just becomes a bit boring and repetitive an hour in and it is disappointing. However, you have to see 13 Sins, it is highly recommended! Expand
  3. Apr 22, 2014
    I saw this at a bargain house because all the other movies were still all the Oscar nominations and I had already seen all those, so I thought I would give it a shot. The plot sounded interesting. I’m glad I saw it. It turned out to be pretty entertaining. I like going to these movies where you haven’t really seen any previews of them and don’t really don’t what they are about. It’s a nice surprise when they turn out to be good like this. I never got bored and there were parts in the movie that made me sit up and bite my nails and even on the edge of my seat a little. It’s about a guy who’s down on his luck who gets contacted by “someone” to play a Game where he can profit greatly. I know you’ve heard this type of concept before like “The Game” and “The Box”. Even though this was a lower budget movie, I actually liked this better than those. I think it gave you just enough info to intrigue you unlike “The Box” where I didn’t really get it at the end and “The Game” that wrapped everything up to neat and tidy. You have enough questions to keep you talking about it after wards, but not so many questions where you give up on it. It has Ron Pearlman in it and Rutina Wesley from “True Blood too”. There was one scene where I almost covered my eyes and another where my friend said it was almost to gross for him to look at. Maybe not one you’d see in a theater over Noah and Captain America, but definitely rent this one or see it in a bargain theater. Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2014
    With a plot that never seems to die down, 13 Sins brings a new level of horror that overtakes many psychological monster films, especially when the monster is you-- doing anything and everything it takes for money. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2014
    The acting wasn't terrible, in fact, looking like it would have been cheaply made, you'd assume a bit of cheap acting. I thought the performances were strong, well thought out script for the most part.

    It definitely didn't fix my 'horror' film need, it was Not scary, slightly thrilling. A few twists in there that i wasn't expecting. BUT, again, kept my interest for half the movie. You'll see in a lot of other reviews that the general norm is it gets boring and repetitive, which is an understatement.

    Worth seeing. But not work money.
  6. Jun 2, 2014
    A silly, dumb pile of garbage. The movie isn't clever enough and becomes even more unrealistic and corny as time goes by. It wasn't thrilling or scary. Expand
  7. Aug 10, 2014
    Positives: The performances are solid, early parts kept my interest
    Negatives: The 2nd half, a ridiculous script, lost interest
    The concept is interesting similar to David Fincher's The Game or Saw, unfortunately this falls way short of both.
    Grade: D+

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