A Virtual Thriller
13th Floor
Review by Ross Anthony

Another "Twilight Zoney" Sci-Fi where what is real and what is merely virtual aren't easily distinguished. The film starts strong presenting a captivating scenario, then somewhere in the second half dips into a sappy romance.

Sporting a great 1937 reconstruction of Los Angeles and good performances by all involved, "13th Floor" looses focus when a love scene comes out of nowhere. Most of the real action is reserved for the end, but the tension is enough to keep the mystery ball rolling until then.

Starring Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'onofrio, Dennis Haysbert and Armin Mueller-Stahl.
Directed by Josef Rusnak.
Screenplay by Josef Rusnak and Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez.
Produced by Roland Emmerich/Ute Emmerch/Marco Weber at Columbia/Roland Emmerich.
Rated R.


Copyright © 1999 Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit: RossAnthony.com

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