The Thirteenth Floor (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)



Critic Consensus: Bad script and confusing plot undermine the movie's impressive visuals.

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Computer scientist Hammnod Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated paralell world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions. Fuller is murdered in our "real" world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine.

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Craig Bierko
as Douglas Hall
Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Hannon Fuller
Gretchen Mol
as Jane Fuller
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Whitney/Ashton
Dennis Haysbert
as Det. Larry McBain
Steven Schub
as Zev Bernstein
Leon Rippy
as Jane's Lawyer
Burt Bulos
as Bellhop
Jeremy Roberts
as Tom Jones
Tia Texada
as Natasha's Roommate
Shiri Appleby
as Bridget Manilla
Bob Clendenin
as Bank Manager
Rachel Winfree
as Woman Bank Customer
Meghan Ivey
as Chanteuse
Alison Lohman
as Honey Bear Girl
Hadda Brooks
as Lounge Piano Player
Ron Boussom
as Maitre'D
Ernie Lively
as 30's Cop
Toni Sawyer
as Grierson's Wife
Brooks Almy
as Bridget's Mom
Darryl Henriques
as Cab Driver
Suzanne Harrer
as Tired Dancer
Lee Weaver
as 30's Limo Driver
Geoffrey Rivas
as Security Guard
Travis Tedford
as Newspaper Boy
Jeff Blumenkrantz
as Choreographer
Andrew Alden
as Doorman
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Critic Reviews for The Thirteenth Floor

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (20)

Wildly uneven!

January 1, 2000

The fascinating and the mysterious become the silly and occasionally comical.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Thirteenth Floor tries to be complex but is merely confusing.

January 1, 2000

An overwrought but underwritten sci-fi item.

January 1, 2000

The makers of The Thirteenth Floor never figured out how to build a dramatically intriguing story around the concept!

January 1, 2000

Let down by some mediocre acting, pedestrian dialogue and slow pacing!

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for The Thirteenth Floor


I quite enjoyed the complexity of this film. Somewhat like the Matrix in that the question is "what is real?". I had the advantage that I recorded it on my PVR, so I could go back over the parts that were most confusing.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Furthur speculation on the Frankenstein hypothesis, namely: does the thing created to emulate life actually possess a soul? A computer programmer is suspected of murdering his employer, but did he? The only clue is in the new project - untested as of yet, in this piece that borrows style from Blade Runner, Dark City and Tron.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The Thirteenth Floor, what was I thinking when I watched this Movie at first? There is really no point in the Movie. This is weird.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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