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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Awesome, awesome action. Skimpy, skimpy plot. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    With a thumping score and whirling cinematography, District 13: Ultimatum delivers two or three awesomely choreographed chase-and-fight-and-chase-and-fight-again sequences. The dialogue (in French, with subtitles) is not this movie's strength, nor should it be. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's little difference between the first and second movies -- both written by Besson -- so the perfunctory story line will feel familiar to fans. But the action, and the head-spinning stunts of those agile lead actors, will never get old. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Pitched cannily at World Beat fans as well as martial-arts zealots, this Luc Besson production aims to please and nails its targets with more speed and style than most of its higher-priced competition. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a hot modern martial art. Not only do the shots look convincing, not only are they held long enough to allow us to see an entire action, but Belle in real life does a version of this stuff. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    There’s no reason a conspiracy this outlandish should work twice. But it’s so hilariously within the realm of plausibility that it does. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The best Parisian action movie of the week is District 13: Ultimatum, a serviceable thriller with a lefty message. show more

  • 60

    The dialogue and storyline are both a little on the clunky side, but the action excels. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Somewhat underwhelming sequel. show more

  • 50
    Wade Major Boxoffice Magazine

    Though it fails to live up to its dynamic predecessor in almost every way, District B13: Ultimatum should still be enough to satisfy the earlier film’s small but faithful core of American fans. show more

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