Taking someone else's identity can be a really bad idea, as the young man (Sam Riley) at the heart of this melodrama quickly learns. The person he's posing as is dead, so there shouldn't be a problem. Right? Wrong ... since the deceased man had dangerous connections that could prove equally lethal to the person now sporting his name.

In revisiting his own French film, director Gela Babluani gathers an impressive collection of screen tough guys including Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ray Liotta, Ray Winstone and Ben Gazzara. Alexander Skarsgard ("True Blood"), Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage") and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson also appear. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)

Buy '13' on DVD.

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