Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
Watch On
  1. 60
    More athletes than actors, Raffaelli and Belle are terrific when their bodies are in motion but the movie grinds to a halt when they open their mouths.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    The cast hurls itself into the comic-book violence, while the stunt choreography and razor-sharp editing are exhilarating.
  3. Its hackneyed themes prevent the sci-fi flick from feeling like anything more than well-directed mediocrity.
  4. 50
    District B13 looks great, but don't let those subtitles fool you. At heart, it's every bit as proudly dumb as its American counterparts.
  5. If you can still be entertained by a thriller that unabashedly borrows from others of its ilk and don't mind reading subtitles, you could do worse than District B13. It's over so fast, in a quick 85 minutes, there's scarcely time to get bored by the silly plot.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 8, 2014
    9
    Much like Dredd or The Raid, two of the best action movies in recent memory, this movie succeeds part in because of it's awesome setting. AlsoMuch like Dredd or The Raid, two of the best action movies in recent memory, this movie succeeds part in because of it's awesome setting. Also like those movies it provides an interesting take on the action. In this movies case it's high-flying parkour. It doesn't have much in the way of traditional action movie shoot outs or fist-fights (there are a few), instead it's got insanely fun chase scenes that feature some crazy awesome stunts.

    Even better is the fact that it's got a great plot and awesome leads in Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle, who just work great together. Don't let this movie's age trick you into thinking that all it's tricks have already been used in so many more recent action films. I'm actually shocked to say that it's content is still very unique, and even today feels like a fresh face in the action movie crowd. A must watch.
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  2. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    Wow just perfect . i dont care if critics dont like it or it not being nominated i love action movies every second of this movie made me dontWow just perfect . i dont care if critics dont like it or it not being nominated i love action movies every second of this movie made me dont look away didnt get boring like THE goddamnFather movie every time i watched got asleep Full Review »
  3. Mar 3, 2013
    9
    This movie is amazing. Just wow. Enjoyed every second it's so fast paced, you won't be able to look away!! They need to make more movies like this.