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The Thirteenth Floor
The Thirteenth Floor
Actors: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'onofrio, Dennis Haysbert
Director: Josef Rusnak
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     1hr 40min



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Actors: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'onofrio, Dennis Haysbert
Director: Josef Rusnak
Creators: Josef Rusnak, Helga Ballhaus, Kelly Van Horn, Marco Weber, Michael Ballhaus, Daniel F. Galouye, Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/05/1999
Original Release Date: 05/28/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 05/28/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Ron W. from CANTON, IL
Reviewed on 6/17/2015...
Have always loved this movie and only had the VHS version so upgraded to a DVD. As a former Philosophy Instructor I valved this movie for showing that reality could be mental, that we are really just mental images programmed to believe we would living in a solid world. This movie really makes you think about just who and what we are.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL
Reviewed on 9/17/2009...
Way before Matrix, there was the 13th floor. "A world in a world in a world," and science experiment goes very wrong. What could be better. The acting is good, and Craig Bierko is sooo good looking in this.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Elevators sometimes skip "the thirteenth floor"
Allen Smalling | Chicago, IL United States | 05/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"but you shouldn't. This is a very good movie and most any sci-fi or cyber freak should enjoy it. The premise is that in the near future a Los Angeles-based company has almost perfected a virtual reality system so real that a customer can jack into it and experience 1937 L.A. as a real person, interacting with cyberpeople who behave as real as their real-world counterparts. When the Craig Bierko character's boss (played by Armin Mueller-Stahl) turns up dead, our hero has no choice but to go into the 1937 reality. He discovers a very spooky thing: those 1937 characters have developed an independent consciousness and don't realize that they are "unreal" in any sense, mere technical creations.The plot thickens, and I don't want to spoil it. I thought this movie should have done much better at the box office, and possibly it would have if not for the fact that The Matrix blew it and quite a few ships out of the water in the virtual-reality flick department. But The Thirteenth Floor has its own charms, and is well worth enjoying on its own terms."
A Thoughtful Virtual Reality
J. A. Eyon | Seattle - USA | 10/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Here are a few elements of this movie that might appeal to some people:

Firstly, it presents a clearer, more sensible idea of how virtual reality works than its 1999 movie siblings "THE MATRIX" or "eXistenZ". And it does it thoughtfully, without mind-numbing action scenes and special-effects.

Secondly, the virtual reality world of L.A. in the 1930s is visually rich, yet doesn't stray too far from a realistic look.

Bonus extras are Armin Mueller-Stahl's, Vincent D'Onofrio's and Dennis Haysbert's performances, Gretchen Mol's lusciousness (also enjoyably down-to-earth as a grocery clerk), and exquisite direction and photography (Josef Rusnak, Wedigo von Schultzendorff)

On the DVD, director Rusnak makes the accompanying commentary in the way I like -- he comments on what we're watching with relevent and interesting behind-the-scenes info.

I rewatch this film (and film with commentary) frequently for these reasons."
Imaginative, different type of movie
Marion G. | 06/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tired of explosions and bad guys who shoot hundreds of bullets but still miss their main target? Try this drama/sci fi movie. The characters are the stars, not the sets nor the action sequences. Bierko is great as the lead and has star quality. Why can't he get more roles? Gretchen Mol is beautiful and is convincing as the mysterious blonde with a hidden agenda. I don't want to give much away as this is really a classical mystery."