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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Brace yourself for Thirteen -- it'll cause a commotion. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Wood is superb at delineating Tracy's slide into desperate incoherence, but equally impressive is Reed, who has to conceal her writer's intelligence in playing a character who's entirely instinctive and unreflective. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The most powerful of all recent wayward-youth sagas; indeed, it's tough to recall the last such drama that packed as much emotional clout. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Walks a fine line between bold indie film, with the attendant in-your-face roughness, and sodden Lifetime Original Movie. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Unlike most other teen cautionary tales, Thirteen does not accuse merely one villain for the corruption of a minor. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    One of the most honest and harrowing depictions of female adolescence ever put to film. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An engaging, sympathetic portrait of junior high girls who have grown up too fast and way too little. Without being preachy, it's also a cogent, terrifying tale of the lack of supervision many teens face and the utter inability of many parents to not only raise kids but also to direct their own lives. show more

  • 100
    Brooke Hauser Premiere

    The result is a disturbing look into the so-called Wonder Years of adolescence, with convincing, award-worthy performances from each of its key players: Hunter, Wood, and Reed. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Who is this movie for? Not for most 13-year-olds, that's for sure. The R rating is richly deserved, no matter how much of a lark the poster promises. Maybe the film is simply for those who admire fine, focused acting and writing. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    An excellent, unforgettable film. show more

  • March 29, 2009 Linda
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    I watched this movie with my 16 y/o grand daughter, we both loved it and we had some interesting conversation regarding the topic...The acting was really good, especially Nikki Reed...My only issue was Holly Hunters role...she's a excellent actress, but I couldn't figure out why she would allow her daughter to disrespect her to the extent she did....Again, Hardwicke is in touch with her inner teen and has put me in touch with mine. I highly reccomend this movie for teens and adults alike...Just keep on open mind parents/grand parents. . .

  • July 24, 2008 kitkatkrazy711
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    tis movie i seen when i was 10 now im 12 and i cant forget the movie i have to watch it for free

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