Topics

Sacha Baron Cohen
Review: '13 Sins' doesn't quite cut it as a 'Saw' remake
Review: '13 Sins' doesn't quite cut it as a 'Saw' remake

A "Saw" knockoff without the torture porn, "13 Sins" features a Jigsaw-like master of ceremonies who calls up desperate participants and entices them with cash rewards for the completion of 13 tasks with varying degrees of severity. Downtrodden insurance salesman Elliot (Mark Webber) loses his job just as his fiancée (Rutina Wesley of "True Blood") announces her pregnancy, his father (Tom Bower) receives an eviction notice and his mentally disabled brother (Devon Graye) faces institutionalization. So dire are Elliot's circumstances that no one knows if the film's schadenfreude is to be taken at face value or as an elaborate joke. While...

Loading